20081231

MY VERY FAVORITE MARTINIS of 2008

THE MARTINI DIVA LIFESTYLE ACHIEVEMENT MARTINIS
(also known as the martinis I drank the most in 2008!)
  1. The Key Lime Pie Martini
  2. The Orange Julius Martini
  3. The Perfect Cherry Martini
  4. The B.L.T. Martini
  5. The Razzatini
  6. The Oh Pear Martini
  7. The Chocolate Martini
  8. A Very Berry Martini
  9. The Orange Truffle Martini
  10. The Cilantro Martini
HAVE A SAFE, PROSPEROUS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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20081229

THE MOST POPULAR MARTINIS OF 2008 - The Martini Diva Awards Ceremony!


 For the last two posts of 2008 I am going to present my First Annual Martini Diva Awards! There are four catagories: Most Popular Martinis of The Year, Favorite Joke Martini of the Year and Top Holiday Martinis of 2008. The fourth catagory is The Lifestyle Achievement Martinis which will be presented on Wednesday.





20081224

The WHITE CHRISTMAS MARTINI - a Spiced White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail





One of my all time favorite holiday songs is White Christmas by Bing Crosby. I always look to see if there's a broadcast of the classic Christmas movie Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and the great Irving Berlin song "White Christmas".

This white chocolate flavored rum eggnog cocktail is my tribute to some personal holiday nostalgia.

The
WHITE CHRISTMAS
MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
 3Oz. Prepared Eggnog
1 Oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1 Oz. White Rum
 
Garnish: A Dusting of Nutmeg on the rim and Edible Silver Flakes on top of the cocktail
 
Tools: Cocktail Shaker
 
Glass: Cocktail (Martini), Coupe or Punch Cup
 
DIRECTIONS
Chill the glass in the freezer.
Add the ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker.
Shake until chilled.
Strain into the chilled glass.
Garnish and serve.
 
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20081223

Amaretto WINTER SNOWFLAKE MARTINI & Nogatini

For all you Amaretto fans out there the Winter Snowflake Martini should solve your thirst for a creamy almond kissed cocktail. Just make sure your vodka and Amaretto are chilled when you mix them with the heavy cream to avoid any curdling. Sprinkle with a little nutmeg on top and drop in a chocolate flavored candy cane for garnish and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

And don't think that Martini Claus has forgotten you either! Here's a little bonus Christmas eggnog martini recipe from last year tucked into your stocking:


As A Special Holiday Treat for all you Baby Boomers
and Children Who Will Never Grow Up:

THE ENTIRE BROADCAST OF
PETER PAN
Starring MARY MARTIN


TODAY: Parts One through Seven
TOMORROW: Parts Eight to The End
watch them at The PopArtDiva Retro Baby Boomer Blog!

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20081222

CRANAPPLE CHRISTMAS MARTINI, Bonus: Santa's Cookies and Milkatini

The Christmas Cranapple-Tini is just bursting with wonderful fruit flavors of the holiday season! Apple and cranberry juices combined with vanilla vodka are nicely tart and sweet when combined and the Sugared Cranberries give it that special holiday touch for a garnish!

As a special bonus I have also posted a favorite Christmas Martini Recipe from last year's line up, Santa's Cookies and Milkatini - if you love Oreos this is the holiday martini for you:
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As A Special Holiday Treat for all you Baby Boomers
and Children Who Will Never Grow Up
Over the next three days I will present:
THE ENTIRE BROADCAST OF
PETER PAN
Starring MARY MARTIN
at The PopArtDiva Retro Baby Boomer Blog!

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20081221

PEPPERMINT PATTY - Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Rocks!


Though the PEPPERMINT PATTY is not a martini I just had to post the cocktail recipe for this warm and minty hot cocoa treat! It's called a Peppermint Patty and is just delicious for sipping in front of a warm fire after a day of ice skating, skiing or reading a good book all tucked up in your favorite chair!

The classic Peppermint Patty is so easy - just grab a couple packets of your favorite instant hot cocoa, prepare according to the package and then stir in a nice dash of peppermint schnapps or other peppermint liqueur. Pop a cute little mini candy cane in (some great chocolate ones are made by Hersheys and can be found at Walmart!)

I like to do mine this way:

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20081217

CHRISTMAS COSMOPOLITAN - Cranberry Christmas Martini

THE CHRISTMAS COSMOPOLITAN RECIPE
Updated November 19, 2015

The Cosmopolitan goes Christmas with the addition of a fun garnish of Sugared Cranberries. Cosmos are a great holiday martini because they are cranberry based in flavor, making them the perfect cocktail for your holiday buffet or Christmas party.

The addition of Sugared Cranberries - recipe at The Diva of Tiny Foods - adds a festive holiday touch and some additional sweetness to balance the tart cranberry flavor.

Serve these with my Baked Cranberry Brie from the Diva of Tiny Foods and have a Berry Merry Christmas Cocktail Hour!




20081212

Hot Apple Martini: Mulled Cidertini for the Holidays

The Mulled Cidertini is a Christmas version of a spiced apple martini which can be served either hot or cold! If you serve this hot I suggest you use mugs instead of your delicate martini glasses though!

This spicy apple flavored martini is one of my most popular Holiday martinis. To me it brings back memories of ice skating parties with hot apple cider to drink while you flirted with your latest crush. Very nostalgic and comforting at the same time!

Serve these up with some of my cheese appetizers and finger foods - just hop over to The Diva of Tiny Foods and do a search for cheese!

If you have a Martini question, please feel free to ask me in a comment and I'll respond back here in the comments section or in a new post!

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20081210

CANDY CANE MARTINI - Christmas, Holiday Martini #2

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 The Candy Cane Martini is a peppermint flavored martini that brings back those Christmas memories of sitting on Santa's lap and whispering your Christmas List in his ear as a child. When that jolly old man asked you if you were "naughty or nice" you had to think about it for a minute because he knew when you'd been good or bad! If you were good a tiny little red and white candy cane was your reward!

You were good this year, right?

Well then, Ho, Ho, Ho - this holiday martini is my reward for you being good all year!


20081208

RUDOLPH the REINDEER'S Favorite Martini? - Holiday, Christmas Martinis


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RUDOLPH'S REINDEER MARTINI RECIPE


It's that time of year again - time for your favorite Christmas Martinis and Holiday Cocktails! I'm starting with the favorites from last year and will be adding new Holiday Martinis until Santa Claus departs from the North Pole on his yearly flight.

This is Rudolf's Reindeer Martini - it helps light up his nose for that traditional world flight! The rum keeps him warm and the Bailey's and vodka keep him happy during all those landings and take-offs! If it's good enough for Rudolf you can't go wrong!

Updated November 2015


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20081205

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE MARTINI

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 Even though strawberries are out of season that shouldn't stop you from enjoying them year round in cocktails. I always keep some frozen fruits in my freezer and strawberries are the ones I use on a weekly basis. Aside from making great drinks with them I also make strawberry coulees for dessert sauces and plate decoration.

Strawberry topped cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and this, frankly, is better because it has booze. If you can't get a fresh strawberry for your garnish just dip a frozen one in sugar and place that on the rim, it's like a strawberry popsicle.

The
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE
MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
2 Oz. Strawberry Vodka
2 Oz. Vanilla Vodka
4 Fresh (or Frozen) Strawberries
1 Oz. Heavy Cream (or Half & Half)

Garnish: Philly's Cheesecake Pie Filling, Crushed Graham Crackers, Fresh Strawberry

Tools: Blender, Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Cocktail (Martini)

DIRECTIONS
Rub the rim of your glass lightly with the cheesecake filling then dip in the crushed graham crackers.
Chill glass in freezer.
Puree 3 of the strawberries in a blender then add this to an ice filled cocktail shaker.
Add the remaining ingredients and shake until chilled then pour into your chilled glass, garnish and serve.

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Updated 7-2017
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20081203

The FLIRTINI - A Pomegranate and Champagne Martini

Since this is the first martini to be posted by me from California, I wanted one that had champagne in it since bubbly is the traditional drink of celebration. The Flirtini is perfect because it also has pomegranate in it which always makes me think of warm climates and balmy weather!

Make yourself a pitcher and toast to my coming home to California! Oh, and stop by my Diva of Tiny Foods today for my recipe for Guacamole, another great dish that reminds me of the Golden State!

If you have a Martini question, please feel free to ask me in a comment and I'll respond back here in the comments section or in a new post!

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20081123

PUMPKIN MARTINI HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

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The
PUMPKIN
MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 Oz. Pumpkin Pie Vodka
(Or Homemade Pumpkin Vodka Liqueur)
 2 Oz. Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Oz. Half & Half
1 Tbsp. Turbinado Sugar
Pinch of Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Clove

Garnish: 1 Cinnamon Stick, Pumpkin Pie Spice

Tools: Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Cocktail

DIRECTIONS
Chill your glass in the freezer.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until well blended.
Pout into the chilled glass, add the cinnamon stick, dust with a spinkling of pumpkin pie spice and serve.


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20081122

PUMPKIN MARTINI for THANKSGIVING #1

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20081119

This CHOCOLATE MARTINI has a hint of Banana and Coconut - This one's for you Jim!

This chocolate-banana-coconut martini is the perfect cocktail for that big ape in your life! Sometimes you need a little something to sooth the savage beast and banana and coconut flavored chocolate should do the trick. The chocolate sprinkles on the rim give it even more monkey shine!

I'm dedicating this to my good buddy, Jim since I've spent years teasing him by calling him a big ape! He's the best male primate I know.




20081117

The RASPBERRY MARTINI



Though simple, this is a really great cocktail. I take it up a notch by dipping the fresh raspberries in sugar and freezing them before hand. I also spear them onto martini picks so I don't have to wait to the end of the martini to eat them or dip my finger in to fish them out.

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20081114

The PEACH MARTINI - Dedicated to a peach of a friend!

Today's martini is a rum based Peach Martini, you can make this with vodka too but the rum really is a more mellow base for the peach. Oh, and you can spice it up if you want and use Captain Morgan's Rum for a nice change. I found this makes it taste almost like a slice of peach pie!

This Peach Martini is dedicated to my friend and housing savior, Elizabeth aka Luv2Rite, writer and author extraordinaire! Liz, you are a peach of a friend and, man, can you write a boomer tale! I can't wait to read them all in your new book! (P.S. Brad - I'm trying to come up with a "manly" and creative martini for you! Maybe we can all test them out together!)

If you have a Martini question, please feel free to ask me in a comment and I'll respond back here in the comments section or in a new post!

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20081112

The POMEGRANATE LEMON DROP Martini

 

Pomegranates are just loaded with health benefits which will take a little of the guilt out of this sugar rimmed cocktail. It's okay to use natural sugar on the rim, or just leave it off if you wish, but remember that this is a tart martini and that sugar rim helps balance the bite of the citrus and the pomegranate so if you leave it off try adding some honey or an ounce of Pama Pomegranate Liquer.

Here's to your health, Cheers!

Updated 7-2018
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20081110

ODE TO JIMMY BUFFETT MARTINI


Because every time I hear a Jimmy Buffett song all I can think of is rum, pineapple juice, coconut and tropical fruits.


Yes, I know. I should be thinking Margaritas and sometimes I do, but mostly all I can think about when I hear a Jimmy Buffett song is tropical beaches and tropical booze with mini umbrellas and lots of fruity garnishes.

If you insist on a margarita then ...
MARGARITAVILLE MARTINI  

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20081107

AMARETTO MANGO MARTINI


Inspired by and dedicated to my friend Diana who loves Amaretto!

DRUNK AT STARBUCKS MARTINI - A Coffee Martini

On Monday I posted my Cafe Au Lait Martini and also promised to post another caffeine loaded martini this last Wednesday. I didn't because I lost a friend the day before and was just not up to my regular Martini energy - even ones with caffeine. My apologies and I hope you understand.

Here it is a few days late, but better late than never, right? Enjoy the Drunk at Starbucks Martini, I hope it keeps you alert, but remember the caffeine is not a balance for alcohol in your system and please enjoy responsibly and do not drink and drive.

This martini is dedicated to my friend Joyce Mason of Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights because Joyce has given me a much needed injection of energy these last few weeks and she's better than any caffeine laden martini for perking me up!

If you have a Martini question, please feel free to ask me in a comment and I'll respond back here in the comments section or in a new post!

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20081105

NO MARTINIS TODAY

Today I am not in the mood for martinis. I lost a very dear friend yesterday and in her honor I am simply posting a link to my honorarium to her and our friendship:

In Loving Memory of My Friend, Betty Mae Turner


20081103

CAFE AU LAIT MARTINI - A Coffee Martini to Perk You Up!

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20081031

The SMASHED PUMPKIN 'TINI is my final Halloween Martini this year!

Updated November 2015

The recipe for my Halloween Pumpkin Cocktail has moved to a new database below:

THE
SMASHED PUMPKIN MARTINI RECIPE

If you like pumpkin pie you'll love this martini. It has a nuttier taste because of the Frangelico, which also adds to the nice creamy texture. This is a perfect dessert martini for a sit-down Halloween dinner and it's also a great addition to any bar menu for October 31st!

20081029

HALLOWEEN MARTINI #13? The Brain Drain-a-Tini!

This peach inspired martini is a perfect combination of ingredients for a Brain Drainatini! The final and most ghoulish touch is the drizzle of grenadine at the last moment to look like oozing blood! Fun and delightfully themed for a Halloween cocktail party!

Now remember, it got it's name from how it looks but also what it does to your brain if you have too many so always drink responsibly and have a good little ghoul friend as your designated driver, okay?

I've just posted another fun Halloween Dip for your Trick or Treat Table this Friday so stop by The Diva of Tiny Foods for the free recipe card.

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO HALLOWEEN and my RETRO HALLOWEEN PAJAMA PARTY RADIO SHOW - Join the fun on Friday, October 31st at 4 pm (pacific), 6 pm (central) or 7 pm (eastern)!

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20081027

The Black Widow-tini is HALLOWEEN MARTINI #12

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The deep purple colored martini is the perfect color for a Halloween Martini and gets it's color and it's fruity flavor from dark grape juice and pureed blackberries. The garnish is black spiders - preferably some black gummy spiders but you can drape a plastic spider on the rim if you want!

If you really want to kick up the fun drop in a very small cube of dry ice (about a 1/4" - 1/2" piece) just before serving and watch it boil and fog up! Be sure to warn your guests to let the dry ice evaporate before drinking!

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20081022

The SPIDER 'N SNAKE-A-TINI - Halloween Martini # 10 is a Black Banana Martini!

The Spider N Snake-a-tini uses Blavod Black Vodka! Yes, it's really black in color which makes it perfect for Halloween martinis! This one combines with banana liquor and Blue Curacao for a truly unique taste. Give it to your guests who show up in a monkey suit!

You can find black rimming sugar in the cake decorating department during this time of year - I found a carousel of sugars which included black, orange and purple sugars as well as Halloween colored jimmies and other fun food decorations. Be sure to get some gummy spiders and worms (snakes) for the garnish!

Your Halloween party guests will love this fun and delicious martini and they'll get a kick out of the color and the garnish!

Now, pop on over to The Diva of Tiny Foods for some other black Halloween foods like my Bat Guano Caviar and todays post, Worms in Black Oooz!

If you have a Martini question, please feel free to ask me in a comment and I'll respond back here in the comments section or in a new post!

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20081020

THE NOSE PICKER MARTINI - A Coconut, Banana and Melon Martini is Halloween Martini #9

Oh, okay The NOSE PICKER MARTINI a gross out name, but it's a really good tasting martini, besides it's a Halloween Martini and it's part of the fun to name them something really yucky!

Gross name aside, this fruit flavored martini has a really nice tropical flavor to it - serve it up to all those women who show up in grass hula skirts and guys who think a flowered shirt is a Halloween costume, lol!

Don't forget the fun gummy finger puppets to top off your martini pick for the garnish! I got a big sack of them at Walmart in the Halloween section.

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20081017

THE MONSTER MASH-A-TINI - Halloween Martini #8 is a Melon Pineapple Martini!

The

It was a Smash, it was a Monster Mash-A-Tini! In honor of my favorite Halloween song - The Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (watch the video below!) - here is a mean green monster martini garnished with some scary gummy candies (the gummy eyeballs are the best!)

This is a blue-green martini using Midori Melon liquor and some Blue Curacao which will bring some great holiday color to your Halloween party table or bar and delight those spooks that have invaded your home for the 31st of October. It's a thirst quencher that will sooth those savage costumed beasts you invited!


Need some Holiday clothing or gifts for the 31st of October? - you still have time to get some great Halloween apparel, home decor items and other spooky gifts at My Halloween Department at the PopArtDiva Gift Gallery!





20081015

The Count's Bloodtini - HALLOWEEN MARTINI #7 is a Bloody Martini with a Transylvanian Twist

Here's a Bloody Mary martini for you vampire fans out there! If you like the nightlife better than the light of day, if you prefer you libation to be just a little "bloody" and full of life, you'll enjoy the Count's Bloodtini.
Made with either V-8 juice or tomato juice, this martini is a deep reddish orange with a garnish of red pepper to spice up your spooky celebration of Halloween. If you prefer your blood even more spicy try the Blood and Guts Halloween Martini - the preferred drink of Dracula fans with a taste for a more serious bite.

Updated 10-2017
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20081013

THE JACK O'LANTERN MARTINI - Halloween Martini #6 is an Orange Martini with a Peep Twist!

This is an orange flavored and colored martini that tastes just like an Orange Julius - only with booze. It's one of my favorite Halloween cocktails.

I've found a ton of great candies at Wally World in the Halloween department this year, including the pumpkin Peeps for this martini's garnish. This year they even had ghost Peeps which would be great for a sweet potato casserole for an October 31st celebration.

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Updated 10-2016


20081010

THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS - Halloween Martini #5 is a Candied Apple Martini!


Halloween is the time for apples as well as pumpkins. We bob for apples, eat caramel apples and devour candied apples by the bushel! It's also the time for spicy, cinnamon flavored apple martinis!

This one is made with Hot Damn as well as the vodka and Sour Apple Pucker and it's garnished with Red Hots and a slice of Candied Apple too so it's got that extra fall kick.

Apples always go great with cheese so stop by The Diva of Tiny Foods for my latest Halloween Tricks and Eats - especially my Cheezy Finger Food horrors d'oeuvres - cheese sticks that look like severed fingers - yum!And if you are feeling a little Witch-y this Halloween Season stop by my Halloween department at the PopArtDiva Boutique and pick up "You Call Me A Witch like it's a Bad Thing" for some fun apparel and household gifts like aprons, treat dishes, cups and more - Order soon in time for Halloween!
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20081008

BRAIN PICKLE MARTINI - Halloween Party #4 will "Pickle" your fancy!


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A pickle martini? You betcha, it's delicious and a little like a Dirty Martini but with a kick and perfect for Halloween Happy Hour! This one is done with dill pickles and features a special rimming mixture with dill.

Your guests on October 31st will love this martini for it's green tint and the savory kick from the pickling juice. How spooky can you get? Pickles in a martini glass - now that's monster!

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20081006

Blood & Guts Halloween Martini


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BLOOD & GUTS
MARTINI

Today's Spooky Sip is the Blood and Guts Martini - A vegetable juice and tomato vodka inspired concoction designed to give you a fiery tongue just in time for October 31st! This is a spicy martini that even has a bite on the rim courtesy of a rimming salt heated up with chili powder!

The blood, of course, comes from the color of the V-8 juice. The guts come in when you drink this hot sauce accented cocktail - and watch out for that jalapeno garnish!


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20081003

THE BERRY SCARY MARTINI- Halloween Martini #2 is a Cherry and Berry Flavored Martini!

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The Berry Scary Martini is a delicious cherry and berry flavored martini that will be sure to please the witchiest guest at your Halloween Party. Because of the rich, tart fresh cherry juice it will have a deep reddish purple color - perfect for this holiday of goblins and ghouls!

Be sure to premix your purple colored sugar for rimming - red and blue make purple, just in case you forgot your basic color mixing! Check my Martini Tips for some great tips on making your own rimmers too!

You can also color homemade whipped cream with powdered food coloring if you want to get really fiendish on the garnish for this martini. Add a fun gummy spider or worm on the whipped cream for even more Boo Factor!

Halloween Finger Foods to go with you Halloween Martini.

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20081001

THE BEETLEJUICE MARTINI Halloween Cocktail


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This is a wonderfully delicious cocktail that has the advantage of being naturally green so it's perfect for the holiday. It's made with Midori liquor, a popular melon flavored alcohol with fresh citrus so it's going to taste like a melon-citrus drink. Make sure you stop by your local Walmart (or other big discount store) and pick up some fun Halloween candies for your garnishes. I found really cool gummy spiders, worms, finger puppets, bones and huge eyeballs.


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20080929

INCOMING HALLOWEEN MARTINIS - Get Ready for the Martini Monster's Newest Halloween Martinis This Month!



It's time again for my Halloween Cocktails
with my ghoulish garnishes that never fail
to amuse my visitors as tasty treats.
I'll even give links to some Halloween eats!

I'll stir and mix to shake up some trouble
and post the recipes for you on the double!
Yes, for the whole month of goblins and ghouls
I'll be posting martinis for you Halloween fools!

Be ready to be spooked, there's hundreds in all.
The names alone will make your skin crawl!
So save your gummy worms and a gummy eyeball,
I'm posting my Creepy Cocktails again this fall!

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ALL MY HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS

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Updated 10-2016

20080926

SEX ON THE BEACH MARTINI - A peachy martini with a raspberry twist

Oh come on, you knew it was coming - The Sex on the Beach-a-Tini - and this one comes with two advisories - drink responsibly AND practice safe sex!

This pretty pink/peach martini is delicious and dangerous - how do you think it got it's name? So be advised and be warned - this is not the martini to drink on a first date! Enjoy this one safely at home with a couple of good friends, some great munchies and a chick flick.


20080924

The B.L.T. MARTINI - Taking a Bloody Martini up a Notch!


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Updated 8-2017
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20080922

Got the Blues today? Here's the MONDAY BLUES MARTINI for you!


I bought a bottle of Blueberry Vodka and have been experimenting with it a lot lately.  This Monday Blues Martini uses the blueberry vodka and blueberry brandy and gets it's color from the Blue Curacao which is an orange flavored liquor that goes nicely with the blueberry flavor.

The nice thing about this martini is that the fresh blueberries for garnish bring in the anti-blues antioxidants into the mix to help find those Monday blues.



Updated 9-2016.

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20080919

Berry Chocolate Frappe Martini - Dessert Martini for Raspberry and Chocolate Lovers!


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BERRY CHOCOLATE FRAPPE MARTINI HAS MOVED HERE

As you might know if you are a devoted reader (kisses to you if you are!), I am very fond of Three Olives Cherry Vodka. I also have become quite enamored of their Berry Vodka and have been experimenting with it as well.

This Berry Chocolate Frappe Martini is perfect for a dessert martini to put the crowning glory on a meal or just when you need a little chocolate or raspberry fix and it's Martini Hour! Just wanted to take you into the weekend on a sweet note!

Updated March 2016


20080917

TRIPLE ORANGE MARTINI - When You Just Can't Get Enough Orange!


For those of you who just love orange juice this Triple Orange Martini should be almost enough for you! It's orange from top to bottom and in flavor and color. I don't see how you could pack much more orange in anything!

Orange you glad you stopped by today?

20080915

THE CHILI WATERMELON MARTINI Recipe Card

After over 10 years of blogging out cocktail recipes to the webz I finally had to get around to a little housekeeping and organize my recipes!

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20080912

THE BLUE MOON TEQUILA MARTINI - BUENO!

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One more tequila martini for your recipe files! The Blue Moon Tequila Martini has a nice tang of tropical pineapple and it's the color of the ocean off the Baja Peninsula! Just the thing to put a little "Aye! Chihuahua!" in your day! Ole!

Don't forget to click over to The Tiny Food Diva for some great appetizers to go with this fun tequila martini!

20080909

NEED A CUSTOM MARTINI FOR A SPECIAL EVENT? Who You Gonna Call? THE MARTINI DIVA!!


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20080908

SIESTA TEQUILA MARTINI - For those of you who prefer tequila to vodka!

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I have a friend who asked me for a Tequila Martini because she doesn't drink vodka and prefers tequila. So I tested out some tequila cocktails out there, adjusted them to my tastes (and hopefully yours!)

Later this week I will post the recipe for a classic martini but made with tequila!

Try this Siesta Tequila Martini out with some of my Tiny Foods (cocktail party appetizers!)

20080905

QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING MARTINIS? MORE MARTINI TIPS!

MORE MARTINI TIPS
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MARTINI POSSIBLE!

SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE - SHAKE YOUR 'TINI!
There is a big debate between the shakers and stirrers when it comes to martinis. The stirrers are proponents of the "no bruise" rule and are generally classic gin martini drinkers. You see, the reason folks will tell you not to shake a gin martini is you don't want to "bruise" the gin and destroy the juniper berry flavor of a high quality gin. This is kind of hogwash. Gin doesn't "bruise". What they're referring to is the dilution of the cocktail. Shaking adds more water which can disturb the taste and nose of the botanicals in gin. Shaking also adds air will muddies up the cocktail and it adds little ice shards unless well strained. All these are the reasons most folks don't shake.

Vodka is not so delicate an alcohol and shaking a vodka martini is favored over stirring. Why? Because you want a very cold martini and vodka can take it, no delicate botanicals to disturb. Shaking your martini allows for a quickly chilled martini with ice cold vodka, which is how vodka should be imbibed. Ask the Russians.

To aid in chilling your martini and keeping it chilled remember to chill your martini shaker and your martini glass. It helps to chill the ingredients as well - I like to keep my vodkas in the freezer. Alcohol does not freeze at normal home freezer temperatures and the alcohol stays really cold but still liquid.

WHAT IS A DASH?
No, it's not a race. A dash is a little bigger than a pinch. Oh, okay a dash is about 1/8 of a teaspoon or .02 fluid ounces.

THEN WHAT'S A PINCH?
Exactly what it says it is. A pinch of the amount of a dry ingredient that you can pinch between your forefinger and your thumb.

WHAT IS A SPLASH?
The Mac Daddy of "ishes" - about 1/4 to 1/2 ounce, usually based on personal preferences.

WHAT KIND OF ICE?
Either cubed or cracked ice will do, but do not use crushed ice as it will melt too quickly and dilute your drink. And please use filtered water to make your ice. Get those nasty tap water chemicals out of your martini.

WHAT KIND OF SHAKER SHOULD I USE?
Glass or stainless steel because they do not absorb flavors and won't taint your next martini. Plastic and aluminum will absorb minute amounts of the elements mixed in them and will eventually come to add flavors to your cocktails you didn't intend to add.

HOW LONG DO YOU SHAKE A MARTINI?
Just a few seconds, okay, around a minute at least. Long enough to chill the martini but not dilute the ingredients - watch for the shaker to frost up on the outside.

CHILL!
Chill your ingredients, chill your glasses and chill your shaker. Why? Because the colder all the elements the colder and more pure the flavor of the martini. Warm anything makes your martini watered down.

MY FREEZER'S TOO SMALL! HOW DO I CHILL MY GLASSES?
Simple - fill the martini glass with a few ice cubes and add some cold water and let that sit in your glass while you mix your martini. Be sure to pour this out and shake the glass to get out any extra water.

WHAT'S A DRUNKEN OLIVE - AN OLIVE LOOKING FOR A 501?
No, a drunken olive isn't going to get a D.U.I. - can your olives drive? But it is a wonderful taste sensation because it's been sitting in your drink soaking up all the nice alcohol - just like you. A wonderful end to a wonderful refreshing martini.

You can also serve drunken olives as an appetizer. Just toss a few of your favorite olives in a nice, sterilized jar, pour your vodka or gin over them and let them sit for a day or two.

BTW - you can make drunken fruits too and they're wonderful as garnish in my designer martinis as well as perfect toppings for pound cake and ice creams.

THE ICE MAN COMETH - HOW MUCH ICE SHOULD I USE?
What is ice for? To make things cold! So the more ice, the quicker your martini chills and the less watered down it gets! I usually put in enough ice to fill my ice cold shaker about 2/3's full.

WHY DO THEY CALL IT A "DRY" MARTINI WHEN IT'S ALL LIQUID?
The less vermouth used the "drier" the martini - why? Because regular (not dry) vermouth is somewhat sweet and the less sweet the more "dry" a drink is considered. It's sort of like dry humor - some people like it and some don't.

"Y" ARE MARTINI GLASSES SHAPED LIKE A BIG "Y"?
Because this shape allows the drinker to hold the glass in two different places without warming the martini - by the stem or at the rim, that's "Y". Martinis are always best served ice cold - like revenge!

The wide brim also allows for the release of the "bouquet" of your martini. (It wafts right up there and tickles your nose and gets your mouth ready!)

WHY CAN'T I ORDER A PITCHER OF MARTINIS?
Because, my flophouse friend, martinis are best served ice cold - serving them in a pitcher would allow them to warm up much too much and defeat all that hard work of chilling, mixing, shaking or stirring them to perfection! Pitchers are for beer and those tawdry margaritas.

Unless, or course, you think you can drink a 48 ounce martini in half an hour?  And if you can and if you do - please switch back to beer. Martinis are to be sipped and savored not guzzled. We be sophisticated boozers here, ya know.

BTW, All of the above applies to all other cocktails as well.

 Updated December 2015

20080903

THE RAZZATINI - A Raspberry Martini with a Twist!

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This is the very first martini I ever made. It is still one of my top five favorite martinis. The Razzatini began my obsession with "designer martinis", flavored martinis, cocktails and martini glass collecting!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Razzatini - a raspberry martini with a twist of lemon and the reason I am now known as The Martini Diva!

Enjoy and think of me with each sip! Don't forget to get some great h'ors d'oeuvres-appetizer recipes to go with it from The Tiny Food Diva!

20080828

HAD A BAD BREAK UP LATELY, LADIES? HERE'S YOUR MARTINI! The Dirty Rotten B****** Martini


We've all been there, haven't we ladies? That man! He was just no good! But that doesn't mean we aren't suffering and in the need of some consolation.

This is a twist on a Dirty Martini where you add some of the olive brine from your olive jar to your classic martini - only this one uses black olives and vodka as well as gin. This is a delicious but powerful martini for powerful emotions!

Now, only drink two of these, wash that man right out of your hair, get on with your life and get yourself a new, younger, sexier man!

Yes. And use pitted olives, because Dirty Rotten B******* are the pits and who needs more?

Serve this up with any of my Tiny Food Diva appetizers that are shaped into balls - it'll make you feel great!

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