January 26, 2009

Martini Monday!

First of all, I cannot quite believe that it is already Monday BUT that just means it is time once again to share some of my favorite martinis!

This first one is the Key Lime Martini and it is definitely in the dessert martini category.  This is a fabulous mixture of key lime juice, vanilla liqueur and cream so if you don't like creamy, frothy drinks, this might not be for you.  For me however, this drink is pure key lime heaven.  These beauties usually feature sweetened graham cracker crust around the rim but sometimes I forego this and add a tiny bit of whipped cream to the top.  Hey, sometimes I have both - nothing shameful in that, is there?  Yum...





This next one is the Blackberry Martini and it is more on the tart rather than sweet side.  It is a mixture of blackberry schnapps and vodka - in other words, this is one powerful drink since the only mixers are alcohol and more alcohol.  I have used both plain and raspberry infused vodka and I honestly ended up liking the plain better.  I have even had a fabulous twist on this one - the Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini.  It is basically the same ingredients only with some triple sec (more alcohol) and a little sweet and sour.  Stick some fresh blackberries on top and you've got yourself an amazing drink!



I love sweet things but I love sour things even more.  After all, I have been known to eat a whole pack of sour punch or sour patch kids for lunch.  Who cares, I love it and I think you will *love* these martinis!  ;)

XOXO

9 comments:

Megs said...

hey!
you should definitely try pilates, it was so much fun!
if there are small classes near you i would definitely take advantage of those -- it was nice to have only 4 ppl in the class b/c the teacher was very attentive.
let me know how it goes if you try it!!
p.s. that blackberry martini looks AMAZING!!

Liana said...

oh my gosh these look SO good, what a better end to a monday right ;)

Em said...

Key Lime Martinis are my FAVE! We go to a restaurant called Houlihans sometimes and they make an AMAZING one! Yum!

Life at the White House said...

Yum.....the key lime martini looks great!!! I'll have to ask for that the next time we're out!

The Hall Family said...

i hardly ever drink, but the last 2 drinks i have had were key lime pie martinis at Perry's in sugarland. they were AWESOME!!! the blackberry one looks so good!

Lindsey said...

Looks so delish! Love Martini Monday!

Rosemarie said...

I'm sorry but NO martini is better than.. a Dirty Martini, Kettle One, Extra Dirty! :)

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Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

These martinis look delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nantucket Karen said...

When to one "shocker" of a movie last night and made the hubster take me out for a drink, a very STIFF drink; I ordered this and it is officially now, MY FAVORITE BEVERIDGE OF CHOICE!!! Thank you so much for bringing it to my gracious attention:) Delish!