If you’re still wearing green here’s a different irish martini for ya. I actually prefer my Irish whiskey just plain with a squeeze of lemon or with a pickle juice chaser like the one I made last week! Try this if you want something a little different..
Irish Cheer: 4 parts Irish whiskey// 1 part italian sweet vermouth// optional* dash of bitters, cherry garnish
Shake on ice and pour into a martini glass
It’s no secret that I love martinis and making up my own versions. I actually almost never order a martini out because I think I make them WAY better! One of the places I will order a martini is at the Grand lux cafe, which is owned by The Cheesecake Factory. My dad, who is not a big drinker, tried this asian pear martini first. I had a sip and it was really fresh tasting and not too sweet. This is my version of their asian pear and I’m super happy how it turned out–I mean it’s just as good as theirs I swear (and not $11 each)! It’s definitely a drink you will want to have more than one of and since I used sake it’s not overly alcoholic;) promise.
Ingredients: 1 part Sake, 2 parts Pinnacle whipped cream vodka (you could try vanilla vodka too), 1 part pear juice, *optional pear for garnish.
Directions: Shake all ingredients on ice and pour into a martini glass (or try over ice too). Garnish and enjoy! This would be a great drink for girls night out but the boys will probably want one too;)
Our house has been absolutely FREEZING this week! We woke up and the thermostat read 53 degrees, ugh! We’ve been having problems with our air conditioner (yep, it broke during the heat wave of 30 days over 100 degrees) and now our heater. The house is less than 10 years old! One of the air conditioning specialists said our house was just built wrong, nice. So the other night when my fingers just wouldn’t warm up and it had gotten dark outside I decided to try a quick, and I mean I needed it now, mulled wine. It turned out really nicely! Here’s what I used:
1 bottle red wine// 1/4 C ginger liquer// 6 whole cloves// 1-2 slices fresh ginger// 1/2 pomegranate// 2 large grapefruit slices
I poured all ingredients into a large pot and heated on medium heat for 1-2 minutes then lowered the heat for approx. 4-5 minutes. Strain out the cloves & ginger and enjoy the rest!