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! ;)