20100331

The Spring Break Martini - A Tropical Martini for Easter

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Don your flip flops, get out that loud Tommy Bahama shirt and plop a teeny little paper martini in your glass and get ready for Spring Break!


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20100330

MANGO APRICOT MARTINI - Easter - Spring Martini for Today

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Spring is a great time for some wonderful seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs!
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And try my delicious Peach Mango Bruschetta from The Diva of Tiny Foods and have a fruit fest happy hour celebration!

Happy Passover, Happy Spring and Happy Tuesday to all my Martini Buddies out there!


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20100329

EASTER - SPRING MARTINIS ARE HERE!

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It is officially Spring! Easter is next weekend, my windows are open during the day, fresh seasonal fruits are tempting me at the fruit stands and I saw the first lovely little green shoots popping up in my outside herb garden! It's time for some Easter and Spring Martinis!

Happy Monday, Happy Spring and
HAPPY PASSOVER!

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20100316

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - The Shillelagh Martini


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Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and here is my last martini before we all stuff ourselves with corned beef and cabbage and toast to the Emerald Isle!

The Shillelagh Martini is a gin based martini with an orange juice mix and a splash of Blue Curacao to turn it green for St. Patty's Day - the green sugar crystal rim will probably also turn your tongue green so if you forgot to wear green this might save you from getting pinched!

Just in case you didn't know: A Shillelagh is not a musical instrument! It is a walking stick and club traditionally made out of Blackthorn wood or Oak then rubbed with butter and placed in the chimney to cure giving the stick it's shiny, black color. It was originally used as a weapon in Irish Shillelagh Fighting (a form of Bataireacht - an Irish Martial Art) - which was a gentleman's practice similar to the duel.

See, you CAN learn something new every day!

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20100315

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - The Scarlet O'Hara Martini - Whiskey Goes Green!


I can't think of Ireland or St. Patrick's Day without thinking of one of my favorite fictional heroines, Scarlett O'Hara and one of my favorite movies "Gone with the Wind."

The Scarlett O'Hara Martini is a "martini-ized" Whiskey Sour using lime instead of lemon and powdered sugar instead of a sugar cube. The green coloring is to make the drink the color of Scarlett's eyes and give it that St. Patrick's Day color - you are most welcome to leave it out and just rim the glass in the green sugar crystals if you like!

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20100313

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - The Nutty Irishman


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The Nutty Irishman is a classic cocktail that's been around for quite a while. It's obvious how the drink got it's name - it uses Frangelico (for the Nutty part) and Bailey's Irish Cream (hence the Irishman part!) It's a very creamy drink with a subtle nut flavor and it goes down very easy!

Some versions omit the cream and you can do that, just make the Frangelico and the Bailey's 2 ounces each! You can also use milk or half & half to cut down on the calories and thin the cocktail down. The green and white jimmies are a fun way to rim the glass for St. Patrick's Day, but you can always use chocolate jimmies if you want to add a bit of chocolate flavor to the mix!


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20100312

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - Midori Shamrock Martini



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If you're looking for a green martini to add some color to your St. Patrick's Day Shindig here's one that will really bring a big splash of shamrock to your bar area! The Midori Shamrock-Tini has a fresh melon flavor thanks to the Midori and the use of a melon infused vodka!

The splash of club soda gives it sparkle and tickles your nose! Rim your glass in some deep green sugar crystals and you have an extra flair of luck and sweetness!


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20100311

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - Irish Kiss Martini


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This Irish Kiss Martini will keep your breath minty fresh for kissing the Blarney Stone! It also makes a lovely dessert martini for after that big corned beef and cabbage feast you'll be having. Not to heavy and, of course, made with Irish Whiskey!


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20100310

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - Irish Coffee Martini


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What would St. Patrick's Day be without a classic Irish Coffee (Caife Gaelach)? Absolutely nothing! So, I have adapted that wonderful and historical beverage here as a cold version for your martini glass!

This Irish Coffee Martini is a lovely adaptation of one of my favorite cocktails of all time. I lived in the Bay Area for several decades and was lucky enough to have enjoyed the original, hot version of Irish Coffee many times at The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco - where the original owner, Jack Koeppler, made this cocktail famous!

There's a fascinating history behind Irish Coffee at The Buena Vista's website - yes, that lovely pub is still there at Hyde and Beach on Fisherman's Wharf and I encourage you to drop in and enjoy one of their famous Irish Coffees if you're ever in San Francisco!

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20100309

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - Emerald Isle Martini for Tequila Lovers


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For your Tequila Lovers here is a fun St. Patrick's Day Martini where the ingredients combine to give a nice green color! It's sort of a take off on a margarita with the sweet coming from the pineapple juice and the sour from the lime so feel free to blend it with ice instead of shake it like a martini - either way it's a winner!

Fun St. Patrick's Day Fact:
The OFFICIAL SYMBOL OF IRELAND is the Irish harp - the shamrock is the national flower.

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20100308

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARTINIS - The Blarney - Tini, Whiskey Cocktail


Well, the Oscars are over and it's time for St. Patrick's Day Martinis! I had some fun with these and designed the recipe card with great graphic shamrocks and added a fun little Irish saying or blessing to each martini recipe to keep with the Irish theme. There are eight Irish themed St. Patrick's Day Martinis for you to enjoy - one for each day before March 17th!

First up is The Blarney-Tini. This Irish whiskey based martini is a wonderful combination of whiskey, mint and cream and will warm the cockles of your little Irish loving heart. It has a soft green color and is garnished with green mint candies so it's a perfect match to the green of your St. Patrick's Day party celebrations!

Here's a little St. Patrick's Day fact for you to share with all your Irish Loving friends: St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

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20100305

OSCAR MARTINIS - The Oscar Fans Martini



Sunday is the day! The 82nd Annual Academy Awards is being set up - roads are closed in L.A. already this morning! When Oscar comes to town it's like a visit from the King in Hollywood.

To help you celebrate and make your Oscar Party THE place to be on Oscar night here is The OSCAR FANS MARTINI - a truly decadent and glam Chocolate Martini with it's own Oscar Gold in the form of edible gold flakes garnish!

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20100303

OSCAR MARTINIS - The Red Carpet Martini


For your Academy Award Fans who prefer a tequila based martini here's The Red Carpet Martini - a refreshing combination of Tequila, Cointreau and fresh fruit juices with a nice little sparkling surprise of gold dusted fresh raspberries!

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In Case you missed it here's the other Oscar Martinis:
The Hollywood Martini

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20100301

HOLLYWOOD MARTINI


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It's that time of year again - time for the Academy Awards! Last year my Academy Award Martinis were so popular I've decided to post them again.

Today is The Hollywood Martini - a tip of the martini glass to the film classics of Hollywood past, this classic martini recipe comes with a plot twist of Goldwasser and edible gold flakes!

I'm really looking forward to Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as the hosts of this year's Oscars. I've gotten to really enjoy Baldwin's new comedic acting turn (especially on 30 Rock & in It's Complicated). Baldwin's no stranger to the Oscars, having been nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for his supporting role in “The Cooler.” Martin is one of my all time favorite actors from way back and he has hosted twice before so he's a veteran. Did you know he plays in a bluegrass band called the Steep Canyon Rangers? I expect we might get a Steve Martin banjo segment this Sunday, don't you?

So, who do you think is going to win Best Actor and Best Actress? And who will they award Best Picture to? Or, better yet who would you WANT to see win and why?


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