Monday, April 22, 2013

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Oh my goodness.....amazing.....

I tried this recipe for the first time at a restaurant here in Jaffrey, NH called Sunflowers.  If you are in the area, visit them!!  The website is

The recipe is super simple, and ever so delicious!!  

I always rim my martini glass with caramel and kosher salt, but you don't have to.  
You could drizzle caramel sauce in the glass if you want to.  

Here it is....drumroll please....

2 ounces Stoli Salted Karamel Vodka
2 ounces Apple Juice

Shake in a martini shaker or Boston shaker and strain into a martini glass.

There.  That simple.  Perfect!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Sprinkles" Cake Martini

I'm back on the wagon again - the Martini wagon that is!

Tonight, I went to the liquor store and saw cake vodka. I had to wonder about that one....would it be too sweet? Answer: NOPE!! Tonights martini was named by my oldest son who was sitting playing his DS when I was trying to come up with a name for it. Because I garnished it with sprinkles, I guess that is the name :)

 Here's the recipe:

1 part Cake Vodka
1 part Malibu Rum
1 part Creme de Cacao
1 ounce Milk
Splash of Grenadine

Garnish - sprinkles and sweetened condensed milk

 Mix all ingredients in a martini shaker with some ice and shake shake shake! Garnish glass with sweetened condensed milk and sprinkles. Strain into glass and Enjoy!

Cheers from my Martini Kitchen to yours!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Christine's Blue Light Special

Christine could not join us tonight. We were sad about it, so Nikki and I had to dedicate a drink to her. Christine loves to shop. Doesn't matter where, as long as there's something on sale. That's why we love her so much! We are 3 peas in a pod!!

Christine's Blue Light Special

2 ounces Midouri
1 ounce Blue Curaco
1 ounce Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
2 ounces Sour Mix (I made my own)
Splash Lemon Juice

Mix everything in a martini shaker or Boston Shaker with ice. Splash a little 7 up or sprite in the glass.

Enjoy! I know in a few weeks Christine will be enjoying it!!

Tropical Madness

I love Banana Liquer. I love Banana ANYTHING!! I have to laugh though because growing up, my Nana Bev always HATED bananas and anything to do with them, and still does! So because I am who I am, I am totally going to dedicate this one to her!!

This was one of Nikki's favorites of the night. Her face actually lit up with she tried it....I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

1 ounce Banana Liquer
1 ounce Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
1 Ouce Midouri
1 ounce Peach Schnappes
1 ounce Orange Juice
1 ounce Pineapple Juice

Shake with ice in a martini shaker or Boston Shaker.


Lightning Lemonade

This one had some kind of Citrus kick to it. The only name we could come up with was Lightning Lemonade!! It was a nice summer martini (which I will I am sure enjoy when I do not wake up with ice on my front step like this morning!!) but of course can be enjoyed all year long - how can a martini not be enjoyed?? That's just crazy talk!!

Lightning Lemonade

1 ounce Citrus Vodka (I used Smirnoff)
1/2 ounce Blue Curaco
1/2 ounce Midouri
Splash of Sprite
1/2 ounce Sour Mix (I made my own)

Mix all ingredients in a martini shaker or Boston Shaker with ice and Enjoy!!

Take me to Tahiti

Tonight was Midouri Night. We did a bunch of Martini's featuring the well known liquer. This one reminided Nikki and I of a tropical island - and if you have ever spent a winter in NH, islands are what you are looking for come November when you know that the snow is about to fly and it is getting colder by the second!!

Take me to Tahiti

1 1/2 ounce Midouri
1 ounce Coconut Rum
1 ounce Vodka
Splash of Sprite
Splash of Pineapple Juice

Mix all in a martini shaker or Boston Shaker with ice and strain. Enjoy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A good friend of mine just bought a house. With that house came a beautiful Peach tree which has brought forth BEAUTIFUL peaches!!! She was kind enough to bring some for me but they were ones that had to be used pretty quick so I made a nicce peach bread then I went on the lookout for a drink recipe with peaches. The Noble Pig had a recipe on her blog that was just what I was looking for!

Here is her recipe:

Noble Pig's Peach Margaritas

1/2 cup tequila
1-1/2 cups margarita mix
2 ounces Peach Schnapps
16 ounces (about 2 cups) of frozen or fresh peaches
1 Tablespoon of sugar (optional, add only if using frozen peaches or fresh peaches that are not sweet)
1 cup crushed ice
Fresh lime for rubbing around rim of glass and garnish
Kosher Salt

Run a wedge of lime around the rim of a margarita glass. Dip the wet rim in kosher salt.

Add tequila, margarita mix, schnapps, peaches, sugar and ice to the blender. Blend until smooth.

I did not use the sugar because I had the fresh peaches....this my friends is beyond a keeper!