20110930

BUBBLE GUM COCKTAILS

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Grab Your Bazooka and Double your Bubble fun, it's time to remember the good old days of bubble gum cigars, Bazooka Joe and Double Bubble Comics. Here's two really fun, playful martinis if you're inclined to sweet drinks, and they do have that haunting taste.

My first recipe is made with vodka, peach schnapps and cola. After Three Olives came out with it's bubble gum flavored vodka I did a remix with some half & half for a creamy version I called the Bubble Gum Martini Opus Two.

These would be really fun for a baby shower party.  Grenadine will make them pink or you can leave out the grenadine and color them blue with some butterfly pea flower powder or essence or some food coloring. Garnish with a matching bubble gum cigar.

The
BUBBLE GUM
MARTINIS





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Updated February 2017

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20110929

A HISTORY of HAPPY HOUR for NATIONAL HAPPY HOUR DAY


THE HISTORY of HAPPY HOUR
for
NATIONAL HAPPY HOUR DAY

The term "Happy Hour" actually has it's roots in Navy slang from the 1920s, where the time for the scheduled period of entertainment on-ship was referred to as the happy hour. After the Volstead Act (aka The National Prohibition Act) was instituted in 1919, Speakeasies adopted the term for the hours patrons arrived to drink illegal cocktails before eating at restaurants that observed the prohibition.  The term then began to be applied to the consumption of illegal liquor before dining at home as well.

Happy Hour really kicked into gear after an article in 1960s Saturday Evening Post where the Navy's scheduled entertainment time was mentioned. Bars and restaurants jumped onto the concept to increase alcohol sales prior to dinner service. The profit margin from liquor is considerably higher than from food service and restaurants saw this as a way to boost their bottom lines.

Typically held between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Happy Hour evolved into an after work event where co-workers would get together at the end of a work day to socialize and relieve stress.  Every local tavern and popular restaurant boasted a happy hour of sorts, often offering cocktails at a discount for those hours.

In the 1970s many establishments began offering free h'ors d'oeuvres to it's Happy Hour patrons. Some say this was in response to the tougher drunk driving laws being instituted and vigorously enforced. The consumption of food can slow the absorption of alcohol a bit, but I suspect the addition of free food was more likely a way to draw more customers during the lull before the dinner rush. In response to the same anti drunk driving campaign, the military banned the use of the term "Happy Hour" at military base clubs.

Far from curbing enthusiasm for Happy Hour, the addition of free or discounted food made it even more attractive and Happy Hour became an institutionalized after work cocktail party. Every weekday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. cocktail fans gather to enjoy their favorite spirits, munch on a few tidbits and decompress from the rigors of their 9 to 5 workday.  Happy Hour is here to stay.

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Updated 11-12-2016

20110924

Happy National Cherries Jubilee Day!

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Today is
NATIONAL CHERRIES JUBILEE DAY
Celebrate with The Martini Diva's
Cherries Jubilee Martini!

The classic Cherries Jubilee Dessert was created by famed chef, Auguste Escoffier, who prepared it for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Below is the link to my cocktail adaptation of the classic cherry dessert which makes good use of fresh bing cherries.  Thanks to the cherries it's chock full of healthy anti-oxidants as well as other nutrients that are beneficial for reducing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

CHERRIES JUBILEE MARTINI RECIPE



Happy National Cherries Jubilee Day!

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Updated 9-2016

20110919

IT'S NATIONAL SPEAK LIKE A PIRATE DAY - ARRRR!


AVAST ME HEARTIES!
Today is
NATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

Grab yer parrot and yer hook, gather all the lads and lasses on deck and pour yourself one of these here grogs to celebrate!  Last one on the poop deck is a bilge rat!

PIRATE GROGS
& RUM COCKTAILS

BTW, matey, yer parrot's peekin' out!
 
The Pirate I'd most like to split a bottle o' rumm with:

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Updated 9-2016

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20110908

My HALLOWEEN MARTINIS & MUNCHIES BOOK is on Amazon!


Wondering How to Put the Boo in Your Booze this Halloween?
Need Some Frightfully Fabulous Finger Foods for Your Party?


Got You Covered in My Newest Cocktail Book:
The Martini Diva's
HALLOWEEN MARTINIS
& MUNCHIES BOOK

CLICK HERE FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW

The new cocktail book from The Martini Diva, "The HALLOWEEN MARTINIS & MUNCHIES Book" is a spooktacular, full color happy hour experience with 31 Halloween themed martini recipes, appetizers & trivia.

It's a Halloween Happy Hour of Monstrously Marvelous Martinis and Munchies in the Spooky Spirit of Creepy Cocktail Creativity that will put the ghouls in your glass and the spook in your spirits, accompanied by Halloween themed party recipes, trivia and limericks to entertain until the stroke of midnight - or later.

Full color throughout, it's over 70 pages of martinis, munchies and mad mayhem in the true spirit of All Hallows' Eve. Garnished with ghoulish goodies, shaken up with mysterious mixology and served up with a dash of frightful frivolity by The Martini Diva, The Halloween Martini Book is a spook-tacular party guide to a spirit filled Halloween.

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20110901

LABOR DAY MARTINI - A Cocktail For The Workers of the World

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HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Here's the Labor Day Martini for everyone who has to work for a living. It's a strong drink because that's what you need at the end of a long work day, it's also a little sweet to put the smile back on your face after the woes of work.  The cherry is your bonus.

A Few Facts About Labor Day
  • Labor Day is a United States holiday that is observed on the first Monday in September.
  • The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. They held the very first Labor Day Parade.
  • It became a federal holiday in 1894, instituted by President Grover Cleveland to appease the labor movement after a number of striking workers were killed in the Pullman Strike by the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals.
  • The two men most often sited as the creators of Labor Day are Peter J. McGuire, a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, and Matthew Maguire, a machinist and secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. 
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND




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