Monday, December 15, 2008

Chic Cocktails

I don't know about you but I don''t think I can stomach any Eggnog or Peppermint Martini....let's break the rules and serve NON Holiday themed drinks this year!

Here are some fashionable suggestions....

The Cointreau Teese
Dita von Teese's cocktail is a bold cocktail featuring Cointreau as well as Monin violet syrup (a fragrant syrup that represents Dita's favorite flower)

1 1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Apple juice
1/2 oz Monin violet syrup
1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice

Frost ginger around the rim of the glass.

The Velvet Edie
3 parts Martini & Rossi Bianco Vermouth
1 part Lemon juice
1/2 part Simple syrup
2 Raspberries
2 Mint leaves

Gently muddle one raspberry and one mint leaf with simple syrup in the base of a martini shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake well and strain over ice. Garnish with lemon slice, raspberry and mint leaf.

Delicious Night Blackberry Martini
1 oz p.i.n.k. Vodka
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Blackberry Brandy
1/2 oz Cointreau
Splash of Sour Mix
Fresh Blackberries

Combine ingredients over ice and shake well. Strain into a well-chilled martini glass. Pour 1 1/2 scoops of mulled blackberries through the center. Stir slightly. Garnish with a blackberry on the edge of the glass.


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