Wednesday, March 11, 2009


In celebration of my birthday today, I am sharing a few cocktails that I have found and enjoy.



*note: 2 tablespoons=1 ounce…and drink responsibly!

2 tablespoons cocoa powder, for rimming
2 ounces dark creme de cacao (recommended: Dekuyper)
1 ounce Irish cream liqueur (recommended: Bailey’s)
1 ounce hazelnut liqueur (recommended: Frangelico)
1 ounce light creamMint sprigs, for garnish
Dip the rim of each glass in water and then in the cocoa powder; set aside.
Pour the remaining ingredients, except for the mint, in a cocktail shaker, half-filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glasses. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint and serve.
Makes 2 servings. *This is a great substitue for the chocolate martini.

Pomtini (Pomegranate Martini)


2 oz. Citrus Vodka

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/4 oz. fresh pomegranate juice

1 oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Coconut Grove

· 1½ ounces Malibu (or other coconut-flavored rum)
· ½ cup coconut sorbet or gelato
· 1 ounce fresh lime juice
· 1 ounce coconut milk
· Pineapple wedge
· Dusting of ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients but the garnishes in a blender with ½ cup ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the pineapple, and sprinkle the top with nutmeg.

Anyone of these cocktails can be used for a signature drink during your wedding or event.




Coconut Grove