Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winner - Recipes - Invites

Wahoo ... AUDREY J is the winner of our cute little bar organizer tray! EVERYONE is still playing along and, I know, feverishly plotting creative aprons while scouring the stores for perfectly CUTE martini glasses.

And, Blog Author invitations have been sent so YOU can post pictures and all your creativity!

Ready for some yummy recipes??

Cynthia's favourite cocktail is a green apple martini (pictured above). Here's the recipe: 1 part vodka, 1 part sour apple liquor, 1 part apple juice. After a few, the amounts seem to change!!! I have also used pineapple juice instead of apple.

Amy K's recipe:
1) chill martini glasses in the freezer
2) crush ~1 cup of large strawberries, washed with stem and leaves removed, in a bowl and drain juice into a shaker (a mortar and pestle is handy for this step), leaving 2 strawberries for garnish
3) add crushed ice to shaker
4) pour 5 ounces of vodka into shaker (vanilla vodka can be used for a sweeter flavor)
5) add 3 tsp. of sugar or splenda
6) shake vigorously
7) pour enough sugar onto a small plate to cover surface
8) remove martini glasses from freezer
9) slice ends of 2 remaining strawberries vertically so that there is a slit in the lower half of each
10) place berries on rim of glass and slide completely around rim so that surface is moistened with juice
11) remove strawberry and place glass, rim down, on plate with sugar so that each glass has a sugar rim
12) pour contents of shaker evenly between 2 sugared glasses and then garnish with strawberry on rim
13) drink, enjoy, repeat

Fudgie (Betty)'s favorita Margarita! If you want to sip and enjoy use these measurements...1 shot glass of Jose Cuervo gold, 1 shot glass of blue curacoa, Jose Cuervo margarita mix. Use 8 ounce glass, fill with ice, pour liquors over ice and then fill to the top with margarita salt. Now if you want to sit and "veg" may go to bed early too...use a short glass and the above measures! Viva la margarita! Dirty Goose Martini Grey Goose Vodka Big stinkin olives...stuffed with pimento Shaker filled with ice 3 ounces of goose, dash of olive juice, Shaken NOT stirred. Must be really chilly! Pour into chilled martini glass and garnish with as many olives you can get into the glass without wasting the goose! from Chelsea:
My two recipes are very simple, and can be served in a martini glass or just a plain ol rocks glass.

Stoli Blueberi Vodka & Lemonade (I prefer Simply Lemonade, but any kind will work)
Pour a shot of Stoli Blueberi in a glass with ice, then fill with lemonade. If serving in a martini glass, shake ingredients with ice, then strain into martini glass.

Absolut Mango Vodka & Cranberry Juice
Pour a shot of Absolut Mango in a glass with ice, then fill with cranberry juice. If serving in a martini glass, shake ingredients with ice, then strain into martini glass.

Christine's Favorite Shooter Chocolate Cake Shooter 1/2 shot Absolut Citron, 1/2 shot Frangelico, 1 wedge Lemon (sugar-coated). Mix equal parts Absolut Citron and Frangelico into a shot glass. Drink the shot, and follow it immediately by sucking on a sugar-coated lemon wedge.

Grace's Black Russian
2 oz of vodka
1 oz of Kahlua
add ice cubes in a glass, pour in vodka & Kahlua, stir & enjoy.

Chocolate Espresso Martini
2 tblsp raw sugar
2 tblsp finely chopped bitter sweet chocolate
2 tblsp (pre-made) espresso
1 1/2 oz vodka (grain not potato)
1/2 oz creme de cacao
long twist of lemon
pour sugar & chocolate in wide saucer & mix. Wipe rim of glass w/lemon & roll glass into sugar/choco mix. In the cocktail shaker add ice, espresso, vodka & c.d.cocao. Shake well & strain into the martini glass. Garnish w/the lemon twist & enjoy!

Jenn in Alaska: Mock Champagne Ingredients 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled 1 (46 fluid ounce) 1 of can pineapple juice, chilled To make Ice ring: Fill a ring-shaped cake pan to 1/2 with ginger ale. Freeze until partially frozen. At this stage you can place edible flowers, or pieces of fruit around the ring. Fill pan with ginger ale and freeze until solid. Place in punch bowl just before serving. In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice. Virgin Pina Colada Ingredients 1 cup ice 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons white sugar In an electric blender, blend ice, pineapple juice, milk, cream, and sugar. Blend until smooth

Jennifer Wo.'s ORANGE FREEZE

1 six ounce frozen orange juice
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Vodka
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1 tray of ice cubes

Put all of the above in a blender. Blend until the ice is chopped up. Pour into your lovely martini glass and enjoy!

Julie's latest craz from her cocktail cabinet is a FRENCH MARTINI French Martini 2 oz Vodka ½ oz Chambord 2½ oz Pineapple Juice Pack a shaker full of ice and add all ingredients. Shake or stir*. Stain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Marlene's Cosmopolitan- The best way to make and only way to go in my opinion! The trick is in the real fruit juice! I don't know the one Glass version of this. I made it for a bridal shower so it was in a big ole pitcher.

Fill the pitcher with 3/4 of Cranberry Juice Cocktail
5-6 shots of Vodka ( I like Absolut)
5-6 shots of Cointreau or other orange flavored Liquer (Triple Sec is too sweet in my taste)
The juice of 2-4 oranges and 2-3 limes (this is really to taste)
This drink is so good but deceptively strong if you make it right! It's also a very forgiving mixture so feel free to play!

From San-Dee: The O's Favorite Gin Martini Fill a rocks glass (if you don't know what that is, it's a glass about 3-4 inches high, about 3 inches wide) with ice cubes. Pour about one finger (the height of your finger when held horizontal to the bottom of the glass) of dry vermouth over the cubes. Swirl the vermouth around twice, then cover the top of the glass with your fingers and pour the vermouth out (or use a cocktail strainer if your guests are picky). Fill the glass about 2/3s full with Tanqueray-don't use cheap gin , it spoils the taste-and gently swirl around once. Add a toothpick with 2-3 green olives with pimento centers, and you have one fabulous drink. And yes, gin is an acquired taste. You can also make it with vodka, same way. Some people like a twist of lemon or pearl onions instead of the olives. (This is a classic martini recipe, not one of the favor type popular now. And don't forget the James Bond preference for a martini that is "Shaken, not stirred".)

Here is the recipe for a lemon drop martini (taken from
Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

6 parts Lemon-flavored vodka
1 part Dry vermouth
Granulated sugar
Lemon twist

Rim a chilled martini glass with granulated sugar. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

From Teresa: Love all those martini mixes you see but don't really drink? Make a mock...One part mixer and one part Stirrings Club soda with ice. Found a great mix at Target...Chocolate Peppermintini! YUM

No comments:

Post a Comment

Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!