Mint Julep

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A friend gave us a bunch of mint from his garden, so Dino decided to make Mint Juleps. He skipped the crushed ice, used club soda instead of water and used some vanilla syrup to sweeten them. They turned out so strong that we ended up tweaking them a lot. … Continue Reading →

Nutty Martini

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I love different types of martinis, and I was hoping to make a different one at home tonight. Unfortunately, this one just was not something that I’d ever want to drink again. It was really strong, and the taste of the hazelnut was just too much for me. I think I like Frangelico as more of an accent flavor in martinis. Continue Reading →

Java (Espresso) Martini

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I tried to make another martini based on the one that a local restaurant makes. I’m not totally happy with the amounts. It’s really strong. I think I’ll have to go back for another taste test there and then come home and try to imitate it. Java (Espresso) Martini Inspired … Continue Reading →

Sugar Plum Martini

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I wanted to recreate a martini that I love from a local restaurant. I took the ingredients listed on their martini menu, and did some very scientific research at home. This is what I came up with – it tastes pretty similar! Continue Reading →

Lychee Martini

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I bought some lychees to make martinis, and I made one up. It was pretty good, but really strong! Lychee Martini 3 ounces vodka 2 ounces lychee syrup (from the can of lychees) 1/2 ounce triple sec lychee, for garnish Add first 3 ingredients to shaker full of ice. Shake … Continue Reading →

Black Martini

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I’d been wanting to buy some Chambord for a long time now, so I finally got a bottle and tried out this martini recipe. It was really good – and really strong! Black Martini top25cigar.com 2oz . Vodka 1oz . Chambord Shake in cracked ice, strain, and pour. Top with … Continue Reading →

Pussyfoot

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I saw Nigella make this drink and it looked like the perfect thing to go with our Supper Club’s brunch this month. It was nice and refreshing, and would probably also be good if it was spiked with rum or vodka (not for brunch, of course!). Pussyfoot Nigella Lawson 3 … Continue Reading →

Buttery Nipple-Tini

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I wanted to try to make a martini version of one of my favorite shots – a buttery nipple. It’s really good, but be careful, because it’ll sneak up on you! Buttery Nipple-Tini Makes 2 3 shots vodka (I used Kettle One) 3 shots butterscotch schnapps 1 shot Bailey’s Irish … Continue Reading →

Infused Vodka

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I saw this idea in a magazine and just had to try it out to give as gifts to a few people at work. I made the Five-Chile and the Coffee ones, and they were a huge hit! I didn’t try them out (yet), but I found bottles at the … Continue Reading →

Original Bacardi Mojito

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I needed mint for a recipe last week, so I decided that I should use it as an opportunity to make mojitos with the excess mint. They were really good, but I prefer the mint to be more chopped up I think. Original Bacardi Mojito bacardimojito.com 1 part Bacardi Rum … Continue Reading →

Finnish Cockbull

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I wanted to try out a new cocktail on Thursday night, so I picked one out of a book that looked simple, and that we had all of the ingredients for. They turned out okay, but VERY strong. I served them over ice to try to dilute the alcohol a … Continue Reading →