National Martini Day

Happy National Martini Day!

As a Martini lover myself I thought I would share with you some delicious martini recipes!  If any of you are brave enough to try one out tonight I would love to hear what you think!

Godiva Chocolate Martini recipe

1 1/2 ounces Godiva original chocolate
liqueur

1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao

1/2 ounce vanilla vodka

2 1/2 ounces half-and-half

chocolate syrup, for rim

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and
shake.

2. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass that is rimmed with chocolate
syrup.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/godiva-chocolate-martini-219828#ixzz1yH6yLUvU

Blueberry Cheesecake Martini

5 ounces vanilla vodka

2 ounces heavy cream

1 ounce coffee liqueur

1/2 ounce strawberry liqueur

2 tablespoons blueberry preserves or jelly

fresh blueberries for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled half-way with ice. Shake for 30-40 seconds and serve into a martini class.
  2. Garnish with fresh blueberries

Candy Bar-Tini

1 Ounce Chocolate Vodka

1 Ounce Dark Creme de Cacao

2 OZ. Half & Half

Chocolate Syrup

Caramel Syrup

Chocolate Jimmies

Directions:

Pre chill your martini glass in the freezer.  When it is cold enough to frost up, quickly drizzle the chocolate syrup one way across the top pf the glass, then the Carmel across the other way, put glass right back in the freezer to chill.  Put the vodka, Creme de Cacao, half and half and squirt each of the chocolate and Carmel syrups in your martini shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.  Sprinkle with a few Jimmies on top and serve.

4th of July Martini

4th of July Martini. Photo by gailanng

1 1/2 ounces vodka (I used Mezzaluna)

1/2 ounce
triple sec

1/2 ounce
blue curacao

1/2 ounce
prepared sweet-and-sour mix

1 dash grenadine (I used the liqueur not the syrup)

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients except grenadine in shaker and chill.

2. Pour into martini glass.

3. Add grenadine and it will sink to
bottom.

* for added fun try rimming your glass wither cherry pop rocks

Key Lime Pie Martini

Ingredients

Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass

2 lime wedges

6 tablespoons (3 ounces) vanilla flavored vodka

1/4 cup (2 ounces) key lime liqueur (recommended: KeKe Beach Key Lime Liqueur)

2 tablespoons pineapple juice

2 tablespoons heavy cream

Ice cubes

Directions

Pour the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and roll the edge in the graham cracker crumbs. Chill the glass for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Combine the vanilla vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well blended. Pour into prepared martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

Orange Julius  Martini

2 Oz. Citrus Vodka

3 Oz. Sunny Delight Original

1/2 Oz. Grand Marnier

1/2 Oz. Half and Half

2 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar

Orange Slice & Sugar to Rim

Directions

Dip the rim of the glass in some Grand Marnier than in the sugar.  Chill the glass in the freezer.  Pour the vodka, Sunny Delight, Grand Marnier, Half & Half and Powdered Sugar into a martini shaker with ice and shake vigorously, first slowly then quickly, until well blended and chilled.  Pour into your chilled martini glass, garnish with orange slice and serve.

I have to say, after writing this post I am thirsty for a Martini how about you?

 

Inspirationally Yours,

Nikki

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