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Girlie martini recipes needed

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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.

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  1. Martinis are pretty strong and I can only usually handle a half of one in a few hours.

    Anyway,

    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
    The Creamsicle

    And, we made one up that tastes like an orange tootsie pop. Really!

    Ketel One
    fresh orange juice
    Kahlua
    grenadine

    Link: http://www.theclubhouse.com/Costa_Mes...

    1. 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.

      Link: http://web.tampabay.rr.com/4martini/_...

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      1. re: PizzaFace

        HAHA! I'm laughing at your "revised" recipe! Funny.

        I like a girlie martini with some vodka/gin, grapefruit cocktail, grand marnier and a splash of lime. Drop an orange slice into the glass to garnish. Yum!

      2. i've been on a sidecar kick lately. not obnoxiously fruity & sweet, but easy to drink.

        1 1/2 oz. brandy
        3/4 oz. cointreau or triple sec
        splash sour mix (fresh squeezed juices are better)
        shake and strain in to a sugar rimmed martini glass. garnish with an orange.

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        1. re: rebs

          They have been my favorite cocktail for quite a log time. I prefer freshly squeezed juice in them.

        2. I bought some Lychee Liqueur at the LCBO and like to add that to vodka and finish with various tropical juices (Ceres brand) - passionfruit, mango, etc.

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          1. re: toronto gal

            Yes! I love lychee martinis because ...well I like them! Buy some canned Lychees and pop one into the glass, mayrbe add a little bit of simple syrup into the shaker with vodka. I also like gin martinis on the rocks with a lemon twist.

          2. mmmmm....Chocolate Martini!

            1 1/2 shots Godiva Chocolate liquer
            1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
            1/2 shot vodka
            2 1/2 shots half & half

            Pour into shaker with ice; shake; strain into chilled martini glasses.

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            1. re: Val

              a variation -- i steeped some cocoa nibs (1/4 per fifth) vanilla stoli i store in the freezer. it turns almost a pale pink. very intense.

              1. re: Val

                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.

                1. re: Val

                  My favorite version of a Chocolate Martini:

                  2:1 Stoli Vanil and Godiva, shaken; strain into martini glasses over a few semi-sweet chocolate chips.