June 28, 2024 7:08 pm

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These warm olives with citrusy flavours are the perfect accompaniment to a well deserved end of day drink.  Interestingly you can’t taste the alcohol in the added gin but the botanicals amplify the zesty flavours of the lemon and orange.  But be careful as these are totally addictive!


⅓ cup good quality olive oil

3 cloves garlic, cut in half vertically

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

2 tablespoons thinly sliced citrus peels (lemon, orange, grapefruit)

Half of the leaves of one medium sprig of rosemary (about 12 leaves)

3 tablespoons Animus Ambrosian Gin

250grams olives


Add olive oil to a small saucepan.

Add garlic and bring to medium heat.  Don’t fry them, you just want to release their flavour

Stir in peppercorns, citrus peels, and rosemary and cook for two minutes at this temperature.

Stir in gin and olives to coat with all the spices and oil, then turn heat down to low. Stir occasionally, letting them cook for 7-8 minutes.

Turn heat off and let them sit on the burner for 10 minutes, up to 30 minutes.

Serve warm.

Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator one week.


Recipe Credit: Snixy Kitchen