January 19, 2009

Martini Monday!

OK, I know it is only Monday but that does not keep my mind from wandering to thoughts of my favorite drink...the martini!  My favorites are still the Lemon Drop and the Flirtini but the two wonders below happen to be pretty delicious as well.  Check this out for the originals.


Isn't this one pretty??  It is the Raspberry Martini.  Yum!  I use raspberry infused vodka, Sprite, a little bit of raspberry liqueur and add either some fresh raspberries or a twirl of orange.  I usually don't like sugared rims but on this martini, the extra-fine sugar makes it extra good.  I hate giving out specifics to recipes out of fear that people will hate what I have come up with (my usual paranoia setting in), but there are tons of good ones out there on the web and especially on RecipeZaar.com.



This one is the Grapefruit Martini!  One of my faves for sure because I love, love, love grapefruit for some reason.  Now, I know there are a lot of people out there that dislike the taste of grapefruit but you really should give this one a try at least once!  This one needs a good helping of grapefruit infused vodka (Absolut is my favorite), some grapefruit juice and a little pineapple juice.  I always put a tiny bit of grenadine or a cherry in the bottom to make the pretty pink fade thingie (what do you call that??).  


Oh, if it were only the weekend!  If you get brave enough to try these, be sure to let me know how it went and if you have any favorites of your own, pass those along too!  ;)


10 comments:

Mojito Maven said...

I LOVE the raspberry martini but I have recently discovered the strawberry and pear martini and love them both!

Mommy In Pink said...

My all time favorite is the Lemon Drop! When My hubby and I go out, I have a hard time not dropping flat on my face after a night of those! Oops..did I just admit that? Sorry.

Kmart said...

I LOVE grapefruit as well. I've been too scared to try it in a drink though...

Kelly Marie said...

Lemon drop and raspberry are my faves. I will have to try the grapefruit. I had my first lemon before your wedding! :]

The Blonde Duck said...

Martini Monday? Where have I been? :)

brown eyed girl said...

Ooh, I will have to try that raspberry martini at our next party! Superbowl and martinis mix well, yes!

Em said...

Yum and Yum! We could definitely be friends! :o) You are speakin my language!!!!

Sweetly Unique, Beautiful Life said...

YUM! I am SO excited to make these tasty concoctions!! Thank you for the honest scrap! I'm on it. AND hopefully doing it on the new blog. I changed the design and title SEVEN times now! That's a little ridiculous. I'm finishing it tonight and tomorrow. You have inspired me, friend! :o)

Shawn&Laurie said...

Ohhh I love grapefruit too! Especially red grapefruit. I'll have to try it. And the lemon drop because I also love lemon.

beth said...

Off to make a Barrakatini right now. It uses rasberry vodka, too.