20130830

PSYCHEDELIC COCKTAIL ART

NEW COCKTAIL ART
PSYCHEDELIC COCKTAIL

Honestly, I didn't set out to make this a psychedelic cocktail, it just ended up looking that way.  I love it though and I'm going to try to duplicate the effect for some of my Pop Art.

And, when you think about it, liquor is a drug......

This was one part of my Cocktail Up! Art and, as I said about SHOTZ!, people kept asking me for "just the margarita, just the martini" yada, yada, yada so I separated them out and redid them with a little more detail.  Yes, the margarita, martini and wine glass are coming....soon.

As always, you can get my art on
(Like adding a name, customizing for a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party, putting on your favorite cocktail quote - you can even add your own photos!)
 
 

If you're throwing a party or event just think how great these would be for coordinating the party?  I have clothing, home decor, accessories (pins, magnets), stationary (yes, invitations) - even glasses, cocktail shakers, shot glasses, flasks, cocktail plates and even flip flops!




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20130829

HERB COCKTAILS

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Most people add herbs to their food but it's only lately that herbs have come into play in cocktails in a big way. Herbs add not only flavor to a cocktail, they add nutrients, especially if you are using fresh herbs from your own garden like I do.

Happy Hour enthusiasts are happily muddling, pinching, steeping and infusing away with herbs these days, myself included.  Here are some of my favorite

Herbal Martinis, Cocktails 
and even a few Homemade Herbal Infused Liquor Recipes:
AND THE HERB INFUSED BOOZE!

These are just a few of the ways herbs can be incorporated into your happy hour.  Try adding a favorite herb to a favorite classic cocktail - use the same flavor profiles you would when cooking.  You'll be surprised at the depth of flavors you can achieve!

Now go forth and Muddle, Slap, Twist, Pinch and Infuse Away!

Updated May 2018
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20130827

BANANA COCKTAILS for National Banana Lover's Day


Go Bananas and Enjoy One of My Faboo



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20130825

MAPLE WHISKEY SOUR



THE MAPLE WHISKEY SOUR

2 Oz. Good Whiskey
3/4 Oz. Real Maple Syrup
3/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Orange Twist
Homemade Maraschino Cherry

Fill your glass with ice, add a drop or two of Angostura bitters, then pour in the whiskey. Add the maple syrup and the lemon juice and stir. Garnish with a Homemade Maraschino Cherry and an orange twist.

Whiskey or Whisky?

The word itself comes from the Gaelic "usquebaugh", (uisge beatha in Scottish, uisce beatha in Irish), with "uisce" being from the Old Irish for "water" and "beatha or bethad" for "of life". Ergo, whiskey is "the water of life"!

When whiskey was being exported from Ireland and Scotland to America in the late 1800's the Irish wanted to distinguish their whiskey from what they considered inferior Scottish whisky so they added and "e". Today most Americans and Irish spell it "whiskey" while the Scots still spell it "whisky".

History and Provenance

From the historical cocktail class of sours, a recipe for a Whiskey Sour was first published in Jerry Thomas’ How to Mix Drinks (1862), but the first printed mention was purportedly in January 4th 1870 in a Wisconsin newspaper called the Waukesha Plaindealer. A Peruvian newspaper called El Comercio de Iquique states that Elliott Stubb created the "Whisky Sour" in 1872.

Variations

Add egg white and it's a Boston Sour, add a float of red wine (Claret, Bordeaux, Cabernet) and you have s New York Sour!




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20130824

SHOTZ! SHOT GLASS Cocktail Art


My Newest #Cocktail Art
A Shooter Full of Rainbows and Stars

I did a fun Cocktail Party Glasses Illustration called COCKTAIL UP! and people kept asking me for "just the shot glass" or "just the margarita" so here is the first of the group - The Shot Glass - all by it's lonesome!

Nearly ALL my products on The Martini Diva Boutique are
CUSTOMIZABLE & PERSONALIZABLE
so feel free to make them your own!

I had some real fun with the sayings on the T-shirts with this one and you can customize them all to suit your needs!






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20130822

PEACH MARTINIS & COCKTAILS for Eat A Peach Day


HAPPY NATIONAL
EAT DRINK A PEACH DAY!
 Yes, I said "drink" instead of "eat"!
Today is the day to enjoy one of my luscious
 
 HAVE A PEACH OF A DAY!




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20130816

50+ RUM MARTINIS for National Rum Day!

HAPPY
NATIONAL RUM DAY
MATEYS!

Aye, 'tis the day ye get to drink all the rum ye wants and I have a treasure chest of rum cocktails for ye to choose from . . . .

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Now, just a little question.....is that a parrot in yer pocket are are ye just happy to see me?

ENJOY, ME DARLIN'S
and remember
NEVER DRINK & WALK THE PLANK!




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20130809

NEW COCKTAIL - MARTINI ART! The Glass Half Full


 MY NEWEST MARTINI ART - COCKTAIL ILLUSTRATION
THE GLASS ISN'T HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL....
....IT'S SIMPLY IN NEED OF A REFILL!

"Is the glass half empty or half full?" is a classic philosophical question about life and how you see it. Being an optimistic cynic with a penchant for cocktails (yes, that is how I view myself), this is how I answer that question!

I suppose this comes from being a mature optimist with a slightly twisted sense of humor and a cocktail or two under my belt. After an undisclosed number of decades on this planet, I have come to the conclusion that my glass as neither half-empty or half-full but just in need of a topping off!

In the Cocktail Zen of my mind I brought this Yin and Yang of happy hour hiccups to the zeitgeist of today's cocktail culture and created a rainbow colored martini glass etched with butterflies and garnished with a touch of lime tartness on a butterfly cocktail pick.

To me the rainbow and the butterfly are both great visualizations of the "half-full" philosophy balanced by the acidic addition of a splash of "half-empty".   I guess what I'm saying is too much sweetness and no tart makes for a very cloying cocktail - and a very boring life!

GLASS HALF FULL / BUTTERFLY MARTINI is available with and without the text and on a variety of Art, Gifts & Products on The Martini Diva Boutique.





 Other Famous Reactions to "The Glass Half Full/Empty""

Bill Cosby - "Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you're pouring, or drinking."

George Carlin - "Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty.I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be."

 HERE'S TO REFILLS!



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20130803

WATERMELON COCKTAILS for National Watermelon Day


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Nothing mixes better with booze than fresh watermelon! It's sweet, but not too sweet, cooling, refreshing, hydrating and healthy. It just makes summer happy hours something to look forward to.

Chill Out and celebrate National Watermelon Day with one of my
WATERMELON
COCKTAILS
LIFE SHOULD BE AS GOOD AS WATERMELON TASTES!
 
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