Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There's Strange Fruit In My Martini

Lychees are amazing! Yes, they look a little weird after they have been peeled & seeded...like eyeballs or something. But they are soooooo good. Start with a can of lychees. Pour the juice in glass. Lay the fruit in a freezer safe container & freeze them. These will become your garnish. Lychees are much better to handle when frozen!!! And they look better!

3 oz Vodka
1 oz. Elderflower liquere
2 oz. of chilled lychee juice
Frozen lychees for garnish

Shake first three ingredients in an ice filled martini shaker. Pour ingredients in a chilled martini glass. Drop one frozen lychee in the glass as a garnish. Cheers!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Roses Meets Cherry Blossoms

So it's March and flowers are just about in full bloom! The weather has been beautiful and the cherry blossoms great. What better way to celebrate spring, than with drinks that invoke sunshine, roses & of course cherry blossoms. Try our Rosetini for two for a romantic candle light dinner on the deck or patio, or skip the crowds and enjoy the awesome Cherry Blossom. You can thank us later!!!

4 oz Citron vodka
4 oz Rose liqueur
1/2 oz rose syrup
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
Splash Champagne
Rose petals for garnish

Mix the first four ingredients in an ice filled martini shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with your favorite chilled champagne. Float Rose petal on top. Makes two, one for sharing...or not.

Cherry Blossom
2 1/2 oz Cherry Brandy 
1 oz Cherry Liqueur
Tiny dash of Grenadine,
1 oz Fresh Lemon juice
1/2 oz Triple Sec

Fill a rocks glass with ice. In a martini shaker, shake all of the ingredients together. Pour in your ice filled rocks glass & enjoy the blossoms!