Eviva means life… We usually use this word to celebrate life while we raise our glasses in every special occasion accompanied by Zivania.
“Eviva 3” is our “Modern National drink of Cyprus” based on local ingredients such as Zivania , that matches perfectly with Olives based on our tradition. With this highly impressing mix, I combine “thyme honey” and some citrus kick of fresh squeezed lemon juice. The sparkling wine on top gives a smoother way to the boozy character of Zivania! As a final touch the garnish of Cypriot smokey olive delicacy called “Olivestone” aimed to expand the ultimate culinary art of Cyprus in one bite!
A different version with similar taste is the “Eviva Ziva” that has a smokey touch (instead of sparkling wine we use peat whiskey)… I proudly present you my drinks, Eviva 3 and Eviva Ziva !!!
4,5 cl Zivania
2 cl Thyme Honey (dilute with water to the ratio 1:1)
2 cl Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
3 Dashes Olive Bitters
Shake…strain and put it in a short glass with fresh ice.
Top up with a sparkling wine.
Garnish with a Cypriot smokey olive Delicacy