20140225

CHOCOLATE COVERED NUTS COCKTAIL



Because sometimes it's okay to go a little nuts.

CHOCOLATE
COVERED NUTS
COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS
1 Oz. Chocolate Vodka
1-1/2 Oz. Frangelico
1/2 Oz. Amaretto
2 Drops Walnut Bitters
Garnish: Melted Dark Chocolate on Rim dipped in Chopped Chocolate Covered Nuts

DIRECTIONS
Melt the chocolatechocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted, then dip the rim of your glass in the melted chocolate then into the chopped chocolate nuts.
Chill glass in the freezer.
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice, add the ingredients and shake until chilled.
Strain into a chilled glass and enjoy.

Check out the rest of my Chocolate Cocktails too.


National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day is February 25th.

Updated 2-2019
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20140221

STICKY BUN MARTINI




February 21st is National Sticky Bun Day and I couldn't let that go by without a cocktail to mark the occasion.

I also happen to have the ideal recipe for Candied Pecan Liqueur to use in it.


THE
STICKY BUN
MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
1 Oz. Cake Vodka
1 Oz Heavy Cream

Garnish
Caramel Syrup with Chopped Candied Pecans on the rim

DIRECTIONS
Dip your glass rim in some caramel syrup then into the crushed pecans, then chill in the freezer.
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice, add the cake vodka, Candied Pecan Liqueur and the cream.
Shake until ice cold, pour into your chilled glass and enjoy.

P.S. Finger licking is permissible.

Updated 2-2019
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20140214

SPARKLING VALENTINE PUNCH

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SPARKLING VALENTINE PUNCH

1-1/2 Cups Pomegranate Juice
1 Cup Cranberry Juice
1/4 C. Cointreau
1 Tsp. Cardamom
1 Bottle Champagne or Prosecco
Orange Slices
Fresh Mint Sprigs

Fill a two quart pitcher half way with ice then pour in the Cointreau, add the cardamom, pomegranate juice and cranberry juice and stir to mix in the spice. Slowly pour in the bottle of Champagne.  Add a few orange slices to the pitcher, put some pomegranate arils in each glass, add ice and pour in some punch. Garnish each glass with a slice of orange and one mint sprig.

For a Non-Alcoholic Version

Replace the Cointreau with some orange zest and substitute club soda for the sparkling wine.

MORE VALENTINE COCKTAILS:
PINK VALENTINE MARTINIS
BROKEN HEART VALENTINE MARTINIS
SEXY VALENTINE MARTINIS
TRUE LOVE VALENTINE MARTINIS

Happy Valentine's Day
from The Martini Diva 




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20140213

Newest Cocktail Art for February

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NEW COCKTAIL ART!
"I look like I'm working
but I'm really thinking about
how long it is to
HAPPY HOUR!"

This design is pretty self explanatory, it came from a tweet I sent out to someone on @TheMartiniDiva.  After I sent the tweet I thought, "hey, that would make a great t-shirt" so I hopped on photoshop, designed this and put it on t-shirts and everything else I sell on my store!








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VALENTINE COCKAILS for TRUE LOVE


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Martinis for two,
and dinner at eight.
Amour was in view
on the very first date.

A drink and a dance,
it became a romance.
Passion warming the air
of a new love affair.

TRUE LOVE COCKTAILS

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VALENTINE MARTINIS HERE

UPDATED 3-2016




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20140212

VALENTINE MARTINIS with SEX APPEAL




Warm flesh and a hot kiss,
most dangerous this is!
Quite thrilling and heady,
but try to stay steady.

Those magical charms
can leave you disarmed.
So re-bottle that genie,
and cool down with martinis.

SEXY VALENTINE MARTINIS



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20140211

VALENTINE MARTINIS for the BROKEN HEARTED


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Though your love affair is over,
and their heart was not quite true,
with a cocktail in your hand
you will surely muddle through.
 
For the heart is stronger than you think,
it heals with half a chance.
A martini's just the medicine
to soothe your lost romance.
 
BROKEN HEART VALENTINE MARTINIS
Battle of the Sexes Martini
Desperate Valentine Martini
Gangsta of Love Martini
I'm Not Your Booty Call Martini
That Tramp Stole my Man Tart-Tini
Kissed Too Many Frogs Martini

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VALENTINE MARTINIS HERE

Updated 7-2018
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20140210

PINK VALENTINE MARTINIS


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In the afterglow of passion,
it's become a fun new fashion,
to sip some pink martinis
as you cuddle.

Whether sweet or slightly tart,
they can open up your heart,
as you sip and wrap your bodies
in a huddle.

PINK VALENTINE MARTINIS

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20140207

MAGICAL COCKTAIL TOUR - BEATLES INSPIRED COCKTAILS



Yes, this is a graphic done with a photo of my set of bobbing head Beatles dolls that I won from KRLA over 50 years ago.
Today is the Anniversary of The Beatles' first arrival on American shores, marking the anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th,  1964. On that night 73 Million people (make that teens and weary parents) watched their performance, making it one of the most watched television shows in history in those days.
 
I was one of those teenagers, well, actually closer to a teeny-bopper as I'd just entered my teens. But I caught Beatlemania that night and have never found the cure.
 
To honor my favorite band ever I have created some cocktails inspired by The Beatles.
BEATLES ALEXANDER
aka The Lennon Milkshake
(John drank Brandy Alexanders all the time but called them milkshakes!)
1 Oz. Brandy
1 Oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1 Oz. Half & Half
 
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until well blended and chilled. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a dash of nutmeg and some dark chocolate shavings.
 
THE SGT. PEPPER
1-1.2 Oz. Bourbon
2 Oz. Dr. Pepper
1/2 Oz. Lemon Juice
Dash of Cherry Bitters
 
Fill a cocktail glass with ice, pour in the bourbon, then add the lemon juice, the Dr. Pepper and tap a drop or two of Cherry Bitters on top. Garnish with a homemade Bourbon Cherry.
 
LENNON DROP
1 Oz. Citrus Vodka
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 Tablespoon Lemon Infused Sugar
 
Zest the lemon and mix this zest into 1/2 cup of sugar. Set on a cookie sheet to infuse and dry for at least an hour. After your sugar is ready dip the rim of your glass into some lemon juice then into the lemon sugar and chill glass in the freezer. Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, lemon juice and a tablespoon of lemon sugar to the shaker and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a twist of lemon.
 
STRAWBERRY FIELDS COCKTAIL
1 Oz. Strawberry Vodka
1 Oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
Whipped Cream
Slice of Fresh Strawberry
 
Pour the strawberry vodka into a shooter, add the whipped cream vodka. Top off with a shot of whipped cream and a strawberry slice.
 
YELLOW SUBMARTINI
3/4 Oz. Dark Rum
1/4 Oz. Apricot Brandy
1/4 Oz. Banana Liqueur
1/4 Oz. Galliano
1 Oz. Pineapple Juice
Juice of 1/4 Lemon
 
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a banana slice and one dried apricot.
 
HAPPINESS IS A WARM GIN
1-1/4 oz London Dry Gin
3/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Oz. Boiling Water
1 Tablespoon Lavender Honey
  2 Sprigs Fresh Lavender
 
Add the lemon juice, one sprig of fresh lavender and the honey to a fun Beatles Mug and muddle. Add the gin, then pour in the hot water. Garnish with the 2nd sprig of lavender.
 
MAXWELL'S SILVER SHOOTER
1 Oz. Silver (aka Blanco) Blue Agave Tequila
1/2 Oz. Cointreau
1/4 Oz. Lime Juice
Pinch of Smoked Sea Salt
 
Pour the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice into a fun Gun Shaped Shot Glass then sprinkle on the smoked sea salt and serve.
 
If you want to have a nice gun smoke effect, add a small piece of dry ice to the shot just before serving BUT warn your guests not to drink until the dry ice has dissolved.
 
ELEANOR RUMBY
1 Oz. Dark Rum
1 Oz. Spiced Rum
2 Oz. Coconut Milk
2 Tablespoons Coconut Cream
1/2 Tsp. Mild Curry Powder
 
Add a cup of ice to a blender. Pour in the rums, coconut milk, coconut cream and the curry powder. Blend until smooth and creamy then pour into a fun Beatles Glassand garnish with a sprig of fresh basil leaves.
 
HARD DAY'S NIGHTCAP
1/2 Oz. Coffee Liqueur
1Oz. Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 Oz. Irish Cream
3 Oz. Warm Milk
Dash of Cinnamon & Nutmeg
 
Combine the liqueurs and the warm milk in a brandy snifter, sprinkle on the cinnamon and nutmeg and serve. 
  
You Love, Love Me Do now doncha?
Let the Twisting and Shouting Commence!
I am the Walrus!

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20140205

The NUTELLA MARTINI




You may not need another way to enjoy your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread, but there's nothing wrong with an option for happy hour, right?

THE
NUTELLA
MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 Oz. Chocolate Vodka
1/2 Oz. Frangelico
1 Oz. Half & Half
Dash of Sea Salt

Garnish:  2 Tablespoons Melted Nutella, Covered Hazelnuts

DIRECTIONS
Place the crushed chocolate hazelnuts into a small plate then set aside.
Warm the Nutella in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds, pour 1/2 onto another small plate.
Dip your glass rim in the Nutella, then into the crushed hazelnuts and shake gently to remove any excess.
Chill the glass in the freezer.
Pour the chocolate vodka, Frangelico and half and half into an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake until well chilled.
Sprinkle on the sea salt and serve.

World Nutella Day is February 5th.


Updated 2-2019
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