Here is a fun, festive martini – The Blue Snowflake
Cream of coconut
Coconut flakes (for rimming glass)
Rim chilled martini glass:
Squeeze dollop of coconut cream in center of plate
place generous amount of coconut flakes on a separate plate
Hold glass by stem, tilt and dip rim in coconut cream, spin until edge is well coated
Then, use same technique and drag rim slowly thru coconut flakes, until well coated
In a cocktail shaker:**
Fill 1/4 with ice cubes
3oz Malibu rum
1oz pineapple juice
1 tsp cream of coconut
1/2 oz blue Curacao
Dash of sambuca (too much will overtake the drink)
Shake well and pour, with the ice, into martini glass
*coconut flavored vodka can be used instead
**you can turn the martini into a frozen version, just by blending it
Just in time for Christmas (yup, I said “Christmas”)…
The CANDYCANE MARTINI
This martini is quick and easy and sure to be a hit!
Red raspberry syrup (schmukers plate scrapers brand works best)
Prep martini glass with raspberry syrup. Place tip of syrup bottle in bottom of glass and with slow even pressure squeeze as you swirl up to the rim.
Starting from rim to base causes syrup to run and streak glass.
1) fill cocktail shaker with ice
2) add 3.5oz peppermint liquer, 1oz cream, 3 drops sambuca
3) shake vigorously until well chilled
4) strain into martini glass
5) garnish with candy cane
Come visit me at The Horseshoe Grille – I’ll make one for you.
Summer time drinks should be refreshing and thirst quenching.
This drink does just that. But beware, it is easy to drink thru each one fast and furious!
3 Lemon Wheels, thinnly sliced
2tsps Granulated Sugar
Soda Water, I used flavored (mixed berry)
Drop berries, sugar and lemon wheels in glass
Muddle well, making sure berries are well mashed
Pack on the ice
Shake, Shake, Shake
Now top with soda water and ENJOY!
Play around with the recipe. Use a variety of fresh berries or melon. Swap in lime for lemon. Swap in silver tequila for vodka.
Have fun in the sun!
A staple for your summer cocktails
12oz fresh blackberries
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 cp + a pinch of granulated sugar
bring to boil, then simmer 25mins, stir gently every so often
let cool, then strain into bowl using wire tight mesh sieve, gently press til all juice is through
will hold in fridge for a week
1.5 Liters Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 cp honey
1 small honeydew melon (seeded and sliced)
1 seedless cucumber (sliced into wheels)
2 limes (sliced into wheels)
24 fresh mint leaves
Place melon, cucumber, limes, mint in container
Add honey, gently mix with wooden spoon
Add wine last, gently stir with wooden spoon
Use in the first 48 hours