Olives can be pretty messy, but they are just so good.
I use this little grape leaf olive ladle dips the olive out of the deepest jars. It saves liquid in - if you don't turn the jar over like I did, which is why the jar in the picture has very little liquid.
Don has this way of sticking the cocktail thru the olive and into the hole in the ladle when he serves them. I have not yet mastered this technique.