Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Yummy Martinis

Oz Dust Martini

1 1/2 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 oz Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps
1/2 oz vodka
1 splash 7-Up® soda

Pour both schnapps' and vodka into a cocktail shaker half-filled with crushed ice. Shake until bruised. Strain into a Champagne saucer or martini cocktail glass. Top off with 7-up or Sprite.

Chocolate Mint Martini
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz white creme de cacao
1/2 oz green creme de menthe
1 oz dark creme de cacao
1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/4 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz cream

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a sprig of mint and an After Eight mint stick.

Chocolate Raspberry Martini
1 oz Stoli® Razberi vodka
1 oz white creme de cacao
1/2 oz Chambord raspberry liquor

Chill vodka and creme de cacao. Pour into chilled glass. Garnish with chocolate kiss and fresh raspberry.

A Monkey's Rum (Banana Coconut Martini)
1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 oz banana liqueur
1 1/2 oz Myer's® dark rum
1/2 oz cream
shredded coconuts

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Garnish rim of glass with shredded coconut. Strain into glass and serve.

Lemon Drop Martini High Class
1 - 1 1/2 oz Absolut® Citron vodka
1 - 1 1/2 oz limoncello lemon liqueur
2 oz sweet and sour mix
1 - 1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp sugar

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes; shake well. Swirl half a lemon around the rim of a margarita glass and dip in sugar. Pour the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass, and serve.

123 Lemon Drop Martini

1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 sugar cube/packet of sugar

Add sugar to the rim of an old-fashioned glass, and drop a cube or packet of sugar into the bottom of the glass. Pour vodka and lemon juice into a stainless steel shaker over ice, and shake until completely cold. Pour into the prepared old-fashioned glass, and serve.

Lemon Drop Martini "Perfect" Version
1 1/2 oz Absolute Citron Vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1 tsp superfine sugar or Simple Sugar
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

Mix everything in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Shake well to make sure sugar is blended. Pour strained liquor into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.

NOTE: To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into sugar.


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