Scandal Inspired Cocktail, the Olitz Red Wine, Scotch, Bitters, Apple
Scandal Inspired Cocktail, the Olitz Red Wine, Scotch, Bitters, Apple



I was not an early adopter of Scandal. In fact I missed the entire first season and had to watch it on Netflix.  I finished the last episode of season about 45 minutes before the season 2 premiere.  I started watching because I felt left out on Thursday nights.  Both my Facebook and Twitter feeds were taken over by Scandal.  So, I gave in to my curiosity and watched one episode and then binge watched the first season.


So, now I’m obsessed with it. so much so that I created a cocktail in honor of it. Here it is


2 slices of apple -In honor of Vermont (It’s the state fruit)

2 ounces of Scotch – For Fitz

3 ounces of Red Wine- For Olivia

3 dashes of Bitters- For Mellie


Smash the apple slices in the bottom of a mixing cup.  Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir.  Strain into your glass of choice and enjoy with popcorn.

Olitz smash ingredients

Here’s all you need to make the Olitz Smash.  Red wine, I like a fruity red blend. Scotch, an apple and bitters.  I like Fee Brothers bitters, it reminds me of red hots for some reason, it’s very cinnamony.




46 Comments on Scandal Thursday Cocktail – Olitz Smash

  1. Anna@healthoop
    April 14, 2016 at 6:47 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve never watched Scandal but sounds interesting, I may search they key word ”scandal” on google to know, but your drink sounds strong. Thanks for sharing

    • Demetra Overton
      April 14, 2016 at 12:58 pm (8 years ago)

      Yes, it is a strong drink. You can certainly adjust it according to your tastes, I made it according to mine. ENJOY!

  2. Abigail Murdock
    April 14, 2016 at 6:40 am (8 years ago)

    Do I get drunk if i have about two glasses of this?

    • Demetra Overton
      April 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm (8 years ago)

      Probably. Drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive

  3. Charlotte
    April 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ll try your recipe. Totally suitable for a hot day in the summer! Thank you so much.

  4. Athena
    September 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm (9 years ago)

    I love it! This is so great. I have never watched it, but like you, I’m felling kind of left out.

  5. Quinn
    July 2, 2015 at 4:41 am (9 years ago)

    Well, today is Thursday so I’ll try your recipe. Totally suitable for a hot day in the summer! Thank you so much.

  6. David Miller
    April 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Just made this, it’s fantastic and i love Scandal.Thanks for this information! Best Regards

    • sweetsavant
      April 15, 2014 at 2:14 am (10 years ago)

      I see what you did there! HAHA! good one

  7. melinda
    April 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm (10 years ago)

    i’ve never had bitters. all together that sounds like a really strong drink

  8. Amanda H.
    April 7, 2014 at 5:08 am (10 years ago)

    Scotch and wine…sounds like a good, strong drink already! I love how you created a Scandal-inspired drink. It’s one of my favorite shows!

  9. myrealfoodfamily
    April 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Sounds like an interesting combination! Can you believe that I haven’t seen Scandal? Guess I need to watch it soon.

  10. Jennifer Buggica (@JBuggica)
    April 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Yeah, I would totally drink this! But, I have a confession to make. I’ve never watched Scandal. I know, I know, I need to jump on that bandwagon- everyone raves about it!

  11. Shell
    April 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm (10 years ago)

    I love Scandal! The drink fits perfectly!

  12. Onica {MommyFactor}
    April 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    For Scandal show fans, they will enjoy making this to enjoy while watching the show.

  13. Pauline Cabrera
    April 6, 2014 at 7:51 am (10 years ago)

    Ooh. I’m not really a fan of Scandal. In fact, I rarely hear about it. But creating a cocktail in honor of the show is really something. Maybe Scandal is really worth watching. 🙂

  14. Amber Killmon (@AmberSBL)
    April 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m still not on the Scandal train, but it does look interesting. That cocktail may just sell me.

  15. keikilanij
    April 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm (10 years ago)

    I haven’t see scandal yet. This looks like a yummy drink!

  16. savoryexperiments
    April 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm (10 years ago)

    We just finished House of Cards- now people are suggesting this show.

    • sweetsavant
      April 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm (10 years ago)

      I’ve been meaning to start House of Cards too, I’ve heard it’s fantastic. I think I’m going to start it this week….I wonder what cocktail it will i nspire.

      • savoryexperiments
        April 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm (10 years ago)

        We were addicted! Good question. They don’t drink that much. Too busy being scandalous.

  17. candyolivares
    April 5, 2014 at 4:16 am (10 years ago)

    I love the cocktail!! I will have to enjoy an Olitz while watching Scandal next week! Shonda Rimes is amazing!

  18. Erica Buteau
    April 5, 2014 at 2:11 am (10 years ago)

    This cocktail is absolutely perfect! I love Scandal! It’s one of my top three favorite shows!

  19. aleshafulltimemama
    April 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve never seen the show, though it’s probably best that I don’t get into anything new. lol I am also not a drinker, but the addition of smashed apples does sound interesting! 🙂

  20. Christie
    April 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm (10 years ago)

    Is it 5 o’clock now? 🙂 This looks delicious for the weekend!

  21. Dawn Lopez (@dawnchats)
    April 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Ooh now that is a drink! I haven’t watched this yet, but I looove binge watching shows! I will surely have to check this out!

  22. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    April 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm (10 years ago)

    I have not gotten into Scanal. I am usually watching anything on Bravo.

  23. Marvelous Mommy
    April 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve never watched Scandal but I’ve heard great things about it! I should watch it on Netflix! Your cocktail recipe sounds delicious!

  24. karenssunnysoirees
    April 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm (10 years ago)

    I love the cocktail, it sounds delicious! I’m sorry to say that I’ve never seen Scandal yet. I really need to watch all of the episodes one day so I can catch up!!

  25. meaganef
    April 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve heard Scandal is great…I’ll have to give it a try! I’m a total Netflix addict!

  26. Tracey Tabone
    April 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm (10 years ago)

    It seems everyone is talking about this show. I NEED to start it!

  27. Kecia
    April 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm (10 years ago)

    I tend to come from behind with popular TV shows too. I start them on Netflix when they are already in their 2nd or 3rd season, and then play catch up!

    • Brett Martin (@brettbmartin)
      April 5, 2014 at 2:59 am (10 years ago)

      that’s me. i just started watching glee 2 months ago.

      right on top of things. yep that’s me!

  28. Teresa Mccluskey
    April 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm (10 years ago)

    I have never heard of Scandal but I think I am going to check it out now!

  29. Jennifer
    April 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm (10 years ago)

    I didn’t get into Scandal until the 3rd season was starting and now I cannot get enough of it!!

  30. Jaime McKee (@jaimemckee)
    April 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve never gotten hooked on Scandal, but I think I need to try watching it from the beginning. I’m sure I could get addicted easily! I love the idea of making a cocktail to go along with my favorite show!

  31. Krystal
    April 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm (10 years ago)

    I am so obsessed with this. Pinning, tweeting, sharing…. LOVE Scandal!

  32. Lindsey
    April 4, 2014 at 11:43 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, that sounds crazy- like a sangria julep! I’m still Not a scandal watcher.

  33. susannabarbee
    April 4, 2014 at 9:54 am (10 years ago)

    I love it! This is so great. I have never watched it, but like you, I’m felling kind of left out. Maybe it will be the next thing we watch on Netflix.

  34. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    April 4, 2014 at 9:28 am (10 years ago)

    What a cool idea for a drink. I have to say that I love the sound of it and will probably try it at some point!

  35. Mina Slater
    April 4, 2014 at 3:57 am (10 years ago)

    This is probably so good, how creative! Welcome to the club gladiator! I’ve been hooked on this show since the first episode. Love it!

  36. Chrysa
    April 4, 2014 at 3:13 am (10 years ago)

    OK, I reaallllly have to start watching Scandal. I hear so many people talking about it and have had several friends tell me I should watch. I better pull it up on Netflix this weekend and get started!

  37. Amanda Love
    April 4, 2014 at 2:46 am (10 years ago)

    I have friends who would love this. You can’t talk to them when Scandal is on at all..I’ve never watched the show myself so don’t know what I’m missing. I would love to try the drink though.

  38. sippycupmom
    April 4, 2014 at 2:42 am (10 years ago)

    HA! This is awesome and I bet so delicious. I wasn’t an early watcher either but got hooked on Netflix. Now I am obsessed!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *