NEW YORK – Cannaves Oliva, a cool new hemp olive oil brand founded by lifelong yogi and athlete Valentina Rodriguez who found a whitespace in the hemp/CBD industry – White space is where unmet and unarticulated needs exist in markets, leading to innovation opportunities. She loved the calming effects of the adaptogen, but didn’t want to take sugary gummies or cumbersome capsules or tinctures. Hence, she combined it with the healthful benefits and versatility of top grade, Greek olive oil.
Though the brand's founder is not of Greek descent, she felt so at home in Greece she decided to research extensively and combine both ingredients from Greece and Vermont to create Cannaves Oliva.
The olive oil is of the Kalamata variety and imported from Messinia in the Southern Peloponnese.
More information about Cannaves Oliva is available online: https://cannavesoliva.com/.
For the winter and holiday season, Cannaves Oliva created a fun martini and mocktail recipe with master mixologist Justin Noel of Closing Time Cocktails. In developing the original recipes, Justin was mindful in keeping with the brand’s philosophy by including only clean ingredients. Both drinks are perfect for anyone looking to relax and tune out holiday pandemic stress or simply buck the traditional eggnog or mulled wine.
The Cannaves Martini
.75oz Dry Vermouth
Pinch of Kosher Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon of Cannaves CBD Olive Oil
Glassware: Coupe or Martini Glass
3 drops Cannaves CBD Olive Oil
1 fresh rosemary sprig
1 strip (1-2-inch) fresh lemon peel
Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain in chilled martini or coupe glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink, garnish with 3 drops of Cannaves CBD Olive Oil, rosemary sprig, and olive.
Fig & Olive Mocktail
1 barspoon fig jam
.75oz Lemon Juice
.5oz Honey Syrup (2 parts water to 1 part honey)
.5oz Cannaves CBD Olive Oil
Top with Soda
Mix ingredients together, top with soda, serve in a highball glass and garnish with thyme sprigs.