Welcome to this edition of The Martini Club! Today I am sharing some delicious cocktail recipes from Round Pond Estate in Napa, California. I had an amazing experience at this estate when I was visiting Julia. We had an olive oil tasting....just the two of us! First we had a tour of their facility, which is a small, family run operation. Then we were treated to an olive oil tasting. They set up lovely glasses of their different olive oils--an Italian Varietal, a Spanish Varietal, a Blood Orange olive oil, and a Lemon Meyer olive oil. They are all unique and wonderful, and were served with wine, fresh bread, cheese and produce from the Valley. This was a divine treat, and suffice it to say I came home with a large stash of their products.
In addition to the olive oils and wine, they also produce two types of citrus syrups--a Blood Orange Syrup and a Meyer Lemon Syrup. These syrups had very intense, fresh, bright flavors, and as soon as I tasted them, I knew they would be fabulous in a cocktail. So of course I emailed Round Pond and asked them to send me some recipes. And they did!
Here are four tasty cocktails using these syrups....enjoy!