20140327

WHISKEY PEACH SMASH COCKTAIL


WHISKEY PEACH SMASH

1-1/2 oz. Fine Whiskey
1 Peach Slice, fresh or canned
Handful Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Slice Fresh Ginger
2 Tablespoons Peach Jam
1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
Splash Ginger Ale
Mint Sprig & Peach Slice Garnish

Muddle all ingredients except the ginger ale and garnishes in the bottom of an old fashioned glass, fill glass with ice, stir, then top off with the ginger ale, add garnishes & enjoy.

Perfect for today since, tada, it's World Whiskey Day!






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20140320

SPRING COCKTAILS - Drink in Spring!

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Happy First Day of Spring!
 
When I think of Spring I think of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs sprouting up in my little garden and the chance to detox my body from all those winter comfort foods. Many of my favorites only grow in Spring to early Summer where I live (Arizona) including strawberries, rhubarb, cilantro, apricots and tarragon. Below are some of my favorite cocktails using wonderful Spring produce and herbs:
 
SPRING FRUIT COCKTAILS
 
My mom loved strawberries and she used to say that strawberries "cleansed the blood" which was her way of saying detoxing from Winter.  Here are my:
STRAWBERRY MARTINIS 
 
Every spring I had an abundance of apricots from a tree right out side my door. It was a boon to happy hour:
APRICOT COCKTAILS
  
Made with fresh lime and rum and, if you like, some great Spring fruits:
DAIQUIRIS
 
Tart, Sweet and a truly Spring only fruit: 
RHUBARB MARTINI & RHUBARB JUICE RECIPE
 
SPRING HERB - VEGETABLE COCKTAILS
HERB COCKTAILS
 
 Thyme and Tarragon are great in Spring and you can always use frozen raspberries:
RASPBERRY TARRAGON DAIQUIRI
RASPBERRY THYME MARTINI
 
I love tarragon and was thrilled when it finally grew for me:
APPLE COBBLER MARTINI with Tarragon
 
Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow and it explodes in Spring (which means you have to keep a close eye on it so it doesn't take over your garden!):
CITRUS MINT MARTINI 
 
Nothing's better than fresh spring cucumbers right out of your vegetable patch:
CUCUMBER GIN & TONIC 
 
Oregano, another Spring herb, is not just for pizza and spaghetti!
CUCUMBER MARTINI with Fresh Oregano
 
And my favorite herb, Cilantro. It's one of those herbs you either love or hate. I love it and it makes a really great, refreshing cocktail:
CILANTRO MARTINI
 
Ever tried pea shoots in a cocktail? You should! Those little shoots are delicious:
MIND YOUR Ps & Qs Cucumber Pea Shoot Mojito
 
SPRING HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
ST. PATRICK'S DAY COCKTAILS
EASTER COCKTAILS
 
Enjoy & Happy Spring!
 
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20140314

ST. PATRICK'S DAY COCKTAILS

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When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven.
~ Old Irish Saying

 More Saint Patrick's Day Cocktails here than Leprechauns have gold!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY
COCKTAILS

 IRISH KISS MARTINI
MIDORI SHAMROCK MARTINI
NUTTY IRISHMAN
SCARLET O'HARA'S FIDDLE-DEE-DEE MARTINI
SHILLELAGH MARTINI

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY
from The Martini Diva!


Updated March 2018

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20140302

A DR. SEUSS INSPIRED MARTINI for Dr. Seuss Day


Why should kids have all the fun?

A
DR. SEUSS 
INSPIRED MARTINI

One plop of cake vodka,
Two blops of cranberry,
A wee smish of Orange Bitters,
Squeeze a lime, add a cherry.

Next add frozen water,
Shake and shimmy all through,
Then dribble this into
A cold glass (or two).

Now sip it and slurp it, 
Slug it down any way, 
and have a most happy
DR. SEUSS DAY!

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20140301

BOURBON, BLUEBERRIES & BACON COCKTAIL, OH MY!



WHEN PIGS FLY MARTINI
For National Pig Day

2 Oz. Bourbon
1 Oz. Fresh Blueberry Juice
3/4 Oz. Maple Syrup
3 Lemon Twists
Fresh Blueberries
Lemon Wheel

Make the Maple Candied Bacon and (even though it's going to be hard) put aside a few slices for this cocktail. 
Chill your martini glass in the freezer.
Muddle the maple syrup, the lemon twists and the blueberry juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice then add your bourbon and shake until ice cold.
Strain into your chilled martini glass then garnish with the maple candied bacon, fresh blueberries and the lemon wheel.

Yes, I sculpted the llittle,  pink pig with wings. Sorry, sculpting marzipan is not as easy as sculpting clay!

Yes, I also ate the freakin' bacon before I took the photo. You probably would too...

Don't like bourbon? You can make this with Bacon Infused Vodka instead!

Happy Pig Day!





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