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Monday, December 7, 2009

Martini Recipe - Cosmopolitan

Martini Recipes - Cosmopolitan

Martini Recipe - Cosmopolitan

So the purists out there will probably scoff at the idea that a Cosmopolitan would grace the pages of this Martini recipe blog.

The truth of the matter is that this drink is exceedingly popular with the ladies and it is traditionally served in a Martini glass. So I would be re missed if I omitted it here.

The cosmopolitan is a drink made popular first by french women in the early 20s and later became en vogue across the country. Its popularity is rooted in the fact that it is a very fun beverage to drink and it is easy as the cranberry juice covers up any bad vodka that might be used. If you recognize the recipe like that of a Cape Code (or Cranberry-Vodka), then you're right. The addition of the Triple Sec and Lime Juice really make this one a treat.

Martini Ingredients
2 parts vodka
1 part triple sec
1 part lime juice
1 part cranberry juice

Martini Instructions
Mix the vodka, triple sec, lime and cranberry juice togetther in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass, add a lime wedge on the rim of the glass for garnish, and serve.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Martini Recipes - Chocolate Martini

Martini Recipes - Chocolate Martini

Martini Recipes - Chocolate Martini

This time of year, there are an abundance of holiday parties and that means that specialty drinks come out and that is the perfect time to showcase one here. With the ladies, chocolate is a big hit and chocolate martinis are an even better hit.

Here is an old favorite chocolate martini recipe that's sure to win.

Chocolate Martini Ingredients

2 oz Vodka
1 oz Brown Crème de Cacao
ice cubes (for shaking)
some drops of Brown Crème de Cacao

Chocolate Martini Directions

Into a shaker, mix the Vodka and Brown Crème de Cacao.
Add the ice cubes.
Shake well.
Rub rim of glass with Brown Crème de Cacao. Dip into a shallow dish of cocoa.
Strain and pour contents of cocktail shaker into a martini glass.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Martini Recipes - Appletini Martini

Martini Recipes - Appletini

Martini Recipes - Appletini

OK, so this one is for all the ladies (or the gents hoping to get ladies). This martini recipe if for the all-popular Appletini (or Apple Martini).

This green delight is a favorite among the ladies. Now don't let it's green color and fruity taste fool you, this martini is a true martini and just as strong.

2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
1/2 oz. Apple Pucker Schnapps
Apple slices (for garnish)

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice (crushed). Chill a martini glass in freezer or with ice water. Shake the liquid mixture well. Strain into the chilled martini glass and garnish with apple slices.

Keep the Appletini really cold and adjust the pucker to suit your taste.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Martini Recipes - Dirty Vodka Martini

Martini Recipe - Dry Vodka Martini

So let's start with the absolute best martini in the world, the dirty martini. This is the martini I drink 95% of the time. This is a real man's drink. This was Sinatra's drink and you never are accused of drinking a girly drink with this one. And, yes, it is pure alcohol so it will know you off your ass!

On to the recipe:

2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1 tbsp dry vermouth
2 tbsps olive juice
2 olives

1. To ensure a cold glass, place an ice cube and a small amount of water in a cocktail glass.

2. Get your best shaker and fill it with all ingredients including olives. Cover and shake about 3 - 4 times.

3. Remove cocktail glass from freezer, and empty. Pour contents of the mixer into the cocktail glass, include one of the olives, and serve with a mysterious smile.

Note: For the gin varietal, you can replace the vodka with gin (still 2 oz.)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Martini Recipes has begun

I think Frank Sinatra had it right. Ever since I had my first dirty Grey Goose vodka martini, I was hooked. There's something about the martini that makes drinking pure alcohol in a top-heavy glass seem... well... civilized.

This blog is all about the Martini. It will contain primarily recipes, but also conversations and commentary about the wonderful drink. Martinis come in all variations. There are the dirty Martinis with olive juice. There are the fruity martinis with, well, fruit juice. There are martinis served in other glasses. There are other drinks that are not martinis served in martini glasses.

The recipes in this blog will make you a wiz at the bar and popular with the ladies.

So let's have fun with it and fly to the moon together.
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