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#ShareaStraw - Shake It Up Baby #Martinitime

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Welcome to Happy Hour Smackers!  This week's theme is compliments of The Quacker, Daffy of Batcrap Crazy.  You might know her as The Duck, a moniker I am proud to say is compliments of yours truly!  She requested we shake up some drinks this week like she shakes her tail feathers.  Appropriate no?  It's the end of Summer.  Soon....hopefully.  Please let it be over soon. order to beat the heat, or at least quench a wicked thirst brought on by anything outdoors we are throwing back some martini recipes.  I love martini glasses.  I think they are beautiful.  They make any drink look fancy, alcohol in it or even a simple lemonade.  They make desserts look fancy schmancy too.  They are just pretty.  I like the ones with stems, without stems, with crooked stems, whatever.  I just love them!

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Aren't those just the coolest things ever?  

So this week's drink recipes are short and sweet and to the point!  You need a cocktail shaker to make a great martini.  Must have.  Even if you buy a cheap plastic one, you need one!  Martinis are shaken.  Especially the sweet variety.  In order to get the alcohol well distributed and that frothy look martinis are known for, you must shake shake shake.....shake shake shake....shake your boo-tay....  Wait!  That's something else, but you get the idea.

BDC loves him a Wallaby Darned, or whatever that peachy adult slushy in a mug from Outback Steakhouse is called.  So...I made him a Fizzy Naveltini at home to give him the same tastes.  What the hell is a Fizzy Naveltini?  It's my take on a Fuzzy Navel, mixed with a little Fizz (Champagne) which is in that Wallabywhateverthehellyoucallit drink.

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Fizzy Naveltini

1 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Vodka 
1/4 cup orange juice
Splash of Champagne

Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice.  Add Schnapps, Vodka and orange juice put the lid on.  Shake vigorously for a few seconds.  

Strain drink into martini glass.  Top with a splash of Champagne (or Prosecco).
Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry.

Pomegranate Martini

3 shots Tito's Vodka (trust me)
2 jiggers Rose's Pomegranate Twist Mix
Slice of lime

Fill cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice.  Pour vodka over ice.  Add PomTwist mix.  Shake well.

Pour into a martini glass and squeeze in lime slice.

Now, this isn't the recipe on the mixer bottle.  It calls for way more mix, which is really really sweet.  3 parts vodka to 2 parts mix, with the acidic bite of the lime works best.

Alrighty Smackers....Happy Hour is officially on!  Bring on your favorite drink recipes!!  


Salt said...

I am going to have to live vicariously through you on this one, but I do LOVE me some interesting martini glasses! We have a collection of them! My husband thinks it's a little ridic since we like never have martinis at home and like 20 glasses. He just doesn't understand.

drollgirl said...

the pomegranate martini is gorgeous! i need one!

p.s.i have never made my own martini. what a loser! need to get my own shaker already!

Shell said...

I always wonder how those martini mixes are. They look good.

blueviolet said...

Now all we need to do is get all of us together and slurp, slurp, slurp!!! Those look soooooo tasty!