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!


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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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.
 
Updated 12-2018
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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!

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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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:
Don't Miss This:
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!

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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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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PEPPERMINT PATTY COCKTAIL

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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 RECIPE
has moved here.
 
 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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