Looking for a New Year’s Eve party cocktail?

Here is a fun, festive martini – The Blue Snowflake

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Ingredients:
Malibu Rum*
Cream of coconut
Pineapple juice
Blue Curacao
Sambuca, white
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

Enjoy!
Amy

*coconut flavored vodka can be used instead
**you can turn the martini into a frozen version, just by blending it

December 2014 Drink of the Month

Just in time for Christmas (yup, I said “Christmas”)…

The CANDYCANE MARTINI

This martini is quick and easy and sure to be a hit!

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Ingredients:
Peppermint liquer
Light Cream
Sambuca, white
Candy cane
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.

Steps:
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
6) ENJOY

Come visit me at The Horseshoe Grille – I’ll make one for you.

Salted Caramel Martini

Mmmm...

Mmmm…

So yummy!

So yummy!

I promised you drinks and here is your first one:

I created this treat for the Horseshoe Grille winter cocktail menu. Come on in and either I or one of our other incredible bartenders will be glad to wow your taste buds.

2oz Caramel Vodka
1oz Frangelico
1oz White Creme de Cacao
1/4tsp Kosher Salt

Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add above ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass drizzled with caramel and chocolate syrup. Garnish with a chocolate covered pretzel.

Whip one up and share pics of your masterpiece on my blog.

Xoxo,
Amy