20140827

Lilac Blossom Martini

LILAC BLOSSOM MARTINI

1 oz Gin
2 oz Hpnotiq Harmonie
1 splash Lime Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1/2 Tsp. Lilac Essence
Club Soda / Sparkling Water
Garnish: Lemon Slice
Frozen Raspberries
Twist of Lemon

Combine the gin, Harmonie, lime juice, lilac essence and the bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Pour into a chilled martini glass, top off with a splash of club soda then garnish with the lemon slice, frozen raspberries and a twist of lemon.

The frozen raspberries are not only a tasty garnish, they help keep your cocktail chilled as you drink it.




Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

20140825

A Little Sin for a Saint Chocolate Martini


A LITTLE SIN FOR A SAINT MARTINI
1 Oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 Oz. White Creme de Cacao
1 Oz. Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
Cocoa Powder
Square of REALLY GOOD Chocolate.

I have had a very frustrating day so I decided to start happy hour early.  I was poking around my bar and found about an ounce of booze in both my whipped cream vodka and my Pama pomegranate bottles and I remembered this little sweetheart of a cocktail I'd made myself several years ago.

Of course, today being the kind of day it is, I notice I misspelled Creme de Cacao but, frankly my dear, I don't give a hoot.

So, the trash man has two more empty bottles to drag away and I am now sipping this lovely, chocolate infused cocktail to ease my frustrations!

Take that, Monday!


 



Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

20140822

A SPOONFUL OF COSMO

http://edible-cocktails.com
 
 It's always fun to take a classic cocktail and do a little molecular mixology on it.  Here I've taken the basic ingredients of a Cosmopolitan and turned it into a spoonful of happy hour.
 
I used the reverse spherification technique on my regular Cosmopolitan recipe leaving out the lime and Cointreau (or Triple Sec) so I could use those in a little pool in the spoon to float the Cosmopolitan cocktail sphere in.  Note the little mint leaf I added inside the sphere, not a standard Cosmo ingredient but I wanted something floating in the sphere.
 
These cocktail spheres are a perfect pairing with an amuse bouche, one bite, one sip to go with the bite. These are a fun way to give folks a little happy hour giggle and they won't get you drunk either! Well, not unless you have a dozen or so.
 



Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

20140821

The Simpsons DUH-O MARTINI Cocktail Tribute


Today  FXX starts the longest running television marathon in history by airing EVERY EPISODE EVER of The Simpsons.

The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and, in 2009, it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American scripted primetime television series in history, and I've been a faithful fan of The Simpsons for the whole run, including the shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

I have loved the fun intros that changed every week, the sly and point-on political jabs, the long list of guest stars, the topical story lines and the interrelationships of the dysfunctional but loving family. I've watched as Matt Groening's imaginary characters morphed and changed along with the zeitgeist of the America, bringing insight and laughter along on the ride. For 25 years this show has made me chortle and I've barely missed an episode.

So today, for your Simpson's Marathon viewing pleasure, here is my cocktail homage to The Simpsons:

The DUH-O MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 Oz. 360 Glazed Donut Vodka
1Oz. Orange Juice
1/2 Oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 Oz. Half & Half
Splash of Duff Beer
Honey for Rim
Crushed Butterfinger Bar for Rim
Bright Blue Cotton Candy for Garnish

The 360 Glazed Donut Vodka is for Homer's donut obsession, the Duff (yes, there really IS Duff Beer!) is for Homer's beer obsession, the cotton candy is for Marge's famous hair, the juices and half & half give the cocktail that distinctive Simpson's skin color, the honey is for sweet Lisa and to help hold on the Butterfinger rim tribute to not so sweet Bart! Yes, I left out the Maggie and the Simpson pets, Santa's Little Helper and Snowball. Babies and pets don't mix with booze. Oh, come on, Bart and Lisa are well over 21 by now!! P.S., I didn't forget Grandpa, I just never liked the old curmudgeon, lol.

DIRECTIONS
Dip your glass rim in some honey and then into the crushed Butterfingers.
Chill the glass in the freezer.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the donut vodka, juices and half & half.
Shake vigorously to blend and emulsify the dairy into the drink.
Pour into your chilled glass, add the splash of Duff Beer then top with a Marge Simpson style hunk of blue cotton candy.

Happy 552 Episodes of #EverySimpsonsEver Marathon on FXX!




Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

Blackberry Strawberry Mint Martini

 http://themartinidiva.com
 
When, and if, I ever have a few fresh berries sitting around leftover from a recipe it's my typical practice to toss them in with some booze for a new cocktail.  Exactly what I did here.
 
Add a little fresh mint from the garden and you have another great summer fruit martini to enjoy at happy hour.
 
THE BLACKBERRY STRAWBERRY MINT MARTINI
 
2 Oz. Strawberry Vodka
1/2 C. Fresh Blackberries
1/2 C. Fresh Strawberries
Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lime
4 Mint Leaves
Ice
 
Chill your martini glass in the freezer.  Combine all the ingredients with 1/2 cup of ice in a blender and mix until slushy but smooth.  Pour into your chilled martini glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry, a few blackberries and a sprig of mint.
 
Cheers, M'Dears & Enjoy!
 



Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

20140820

Honeydew Melon Martini

http://themartinidiva.com
 
Honeydew melons are very juicy but they can lack flavor unless perfectly ripe.  The one I got my hand on was in a pretty nice ripeness stage but, still, honeydews aren't typically bursting with flavor.  That's where flavored vodkas and liqueurs come into play.
 
 With the addition of a little honey for added sweetness and some lemon juice this turned out to be a very pleasant and refreshing cocktail for a warm (read that hot, I'm in Arizona) late summer evening.
 
The Honeydew Melon Martini
 
2 Oz. Melon Vodka
1/2 Oz. Midori
1 Oz. Honeydew Melon Puree
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Oz. Sparkling Wine or Soda
Slice of Honeydew for Garnish
 
Puree small chunks of honeydew in a blender or food processor. Chill your glass in the freezer.  Combine the melon vodka, Midori, Honeydew puree, lemon juice and honey in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well blended and chilled.  Pour into your glass, top off with the ounce of sparkling wine or soda and garnish with a slice of honeydew.
 
I won't bore you with any "Honey Do" jokes....
nah, yes I will:

http://www.someecards.com/
free e-card from Some EE cards



Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

20140815

LEMON MERINGUE PIE MARTINI


One of my favorite pies is Lemon Meringue.  I love the tart, sweet lemon curd filling and the fluffy, lightly browned meringue topping. (Please don't put whipped cream on mine!)
 
Naturally I turned it into a cocktail. I simply took vanilla vodka, homemade Lemoncello, lemon juice, simple syrup, added some pasteurized egg whiles and, boom, Lemon Meringue Pie in a glass!  The egg whites give it that froth, as well as add body to the cocktail, and counter the tartness of the lemon.  All in all a deliciously light martini.
If you really want the whole pie experience, add baked, crushed pie crust mixed with a little sugar to the rim.
 
Get the Recipe for my
LEMON MERINGUE PIE MARTINI
HERE.
 
The only thing that could make this better is chocolate - maybe next time I'll rim the glass with chocolate!
 

Follow me on Twitter as PopArtDiva
Follow me on Twitter as TheMartiniDiva
Friend me on Facebook
LIKE "TheMartiniDiva's Happy Hour" Facebook Page
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...