Girlie martini recipes needed
- Nyleve Nov 19, 2004 09:36 AM
Ok - martini purists can just skip this post. I know what a real martini is supposed to be. This is not what I am looking for.
I would like your favourite girlie martini recipes - you know what I mean. Looking for Cosmopolitan, Green Apple, whatever. No extremely esoteric ingredients, please, and nothing that requires more than 5 ingredients. Easy, fun, pretty and delicious.
Martinis are pretty strong and I can only usually handle a half of one in a few hours.
I like the peach martini at The Four Seasons, Newport Beach. Don't know exactly what's in it, but its pretty simple peach and vodka, maybe a splash of
grenadine or something.
And, there a some good ones at The Clubhouse (see link)
Peaches and Cream
And, we made one up that tastes like an orange tootsie pop. Really!
fresh orange juice
Flirtini's are good. It originated at Guastavino's in Manhattan. The exact proportions are below in the link. I hosted a martini party and by the end of the night the drink sloppily became:
Crushed raspberries at the bottom of the glass.
In the shaker - 3 count pour of Stoli Raspberry, splash of Triple Sec, splash of pineapple juice, quick sqeeze of a lime. Shake it up. Pour on top of the raspberries, top it off with champagne. Squeal because it's delicious.
My friends and I make our chocolate martini with equal parts vanilla stoli and creme de cacao. If we're in the mood, we'll add a touch of godiva chocolate liqueur to the glass beforehand - it makes a nice layered drink, too, and it's not as heavy because it doesn't have the half-and-half. We'll also rim the edges of our glass with cocoa powder.