Friday, January 21, 2011

Martinis, Martinis, Martinis !

~Martinis for Four~
1 cup Gin
1 tablespoon dry vermouth
4 large pimento stuffed-green olives
Fill a 4 cup measuring cup 1/3 full with ice. Add Gin and vermouth ans stir gently. Immediately strain mixture into chilled martini glass. Add olive to each glass.

~ Hep Cat Martini~
6 parts berry vodka
1 part dry vermouth
1 dash sweet vermouth
1 dash Cointreau
Combine all ingredients in glass with cracked ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

~ Gimlet Martini~
8 parts gin
2 parts sweet vermouth
Lemon twist
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon twist.

Happy Friday !
Cheers !

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today's cocktail brought to you by my Grandma, Nana Davis. She loved her Ward 8's...It's a Boston thing.
~Ward 8 ~
1.5 ounces rye whiskey
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
maraschino cherry and orange slice, optional for garnish
This cocktail is essentially a whisky sour with a dash of grenadine

Cheers Nana !

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Got a light?" He looked up to see a beautiful woman holding an unlit Arturo Fuente in her delicate fingers." You shouldn't smoke. It's bad for you," He said. "How about a drink?" She paused, and put the cigar in her purse. She smiled. "Better make it something healthy, buddy - to rid my body of all this nasty, delicious, cigar smoke."
"But of course."

He ordered her a Crantini.

6 parts gin
1 part unsweetened cranberry juice
Lime or lemon twist

Here's to you - Kid

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Elvis Presley

In honor of Elvis' 76th birthday weekend I give you ....
~The Elvis Presley~

1 part Bakon Vodka
½ part hazelnut liqueur
½ part banana liqueur
splash of cream

Shake with ice and served like a Martini -or- strained into a CHILLED shot glass.
Thank you , Thank you very much ! ;)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blue Moon Cocktail

~Blue Moon~
When midnight comes 'round,Let this creamy,aromatic elixir,with it's blue-hued overtones of orange from Blue Curacao and a whisper of anise from the Galliano, Carry you off to more languid lands.
3/4 oz tequila
1/4 oz. blue curacao
2-3 dashes Galliano
...1 1/2 oz cream

Shake the ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Enjoy !

Then get out there and howl at the full wolf moon.