This martini tastes just like cheesecake with a hint of mint, coffee flavor and vanilla. Don’t worry though, it’s not too minty, just right really. I’m not a huge fan of sweet martinis but this one, done right, is dessert-like but not too heavy.
Here’s what you need:
1 part Vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka// 1 part Coffee liqueur// 1/2 part mint shcnapps //1/2 part cream/creamer // *optional: garnish with crushed candy cane rim or a whole candy cane dipped (I like the whole candy cane in the martini so it wasn’t overwhelmingly minty. plus, it’s kinda fun to lick the martini off the candy cane)
1. Shake all ingredients on ice and pour into your glass
2. Enjoy with friends/lovers/family as a D-lish treat!
I would say this is a Christmas martini but I could drink this one all year round;) Cheers! Jess
Hi ya’ll! I took a tiny weekend break from blogging and now I feel a bit refreshed after all the excitement of finding and hauling home from the thrift store my new dining room chairs as well as a herman miller table for a steal! It took us three trips back and forth but it was worth it! I’ll post some pics soon once I get them painted and re-upholstered (by me of course!). Also over the weekend I came up with my new favorite martini recipe and will be posting that later in the week and I started painting a wall in the living room as well as our awful gold dining room chandelier a tomato soup red! I love it! I’m pretty sure my thrift store chairs will be painted the same orange-red so I’ll be consulting Pinterest asap.
I decided to do a chalkboard calendar this year because I needed something for the wall and my little lighted-leaf wasn’t working for me, see:
I made this chalkboard from an old garage sale painting I found last year and used it at our wedding. I keep it hanging up and write little messages on it from time to time; it’s a fun piece of interchangable art you might say.
What I did: I wrote in chalk the countdown to Christmas day on the 25th then I hung a string across each line and simply taped it to the back. I used tiny clothespins to hang ornaments, pom poms, flower poms, and pretty little bits of lace and tulle to match my white and gold color theme.
Then it was ready to hang up and I’m surprised at how pretty it looks on the gray walls. Do you make or do any advent calendars in your home?