Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
So, it was a nice evening, I had about 20 girls show up and we all talked and had a girlie chocolate night and a few took away my business cards, so it was a really good promotion evening and hopefully I will get some business out of it!
Monday, September 1, 2008
First of all, there are variations and for the lazy people (SJ? Kat?) then you can purchase a good peach nectar/juice. Otherwise, this is how I made it.
Five peaches, skinned and diced (no stone either!). Put them in a saucepan on a low heat with 5 teaspoons of lemon juice. You need to mash them up as much as possibly - over ripe peaches are the best.
Once they are done, you can either push them through a sieve for the nectar, or put them in the blender which makes it more like a puree. Either way, they will both be very thick. I did the blended version and then added 100% pear juice - it takes the sweet edge off, thins it out and doesn't change the color.
The glass was prepared with pie crustini rimmer, but you can use Graham Cracker crumbs, it is exactly the same thing. In the shaker, I added ice, one part Absolut Peach vodka, 1 park peach/pear mixture, 1/2 part triple sec and 1/2 part vanilla liqueur. You don't need the vanilla liqueur, I just like it, but I think you definitely need the triple sec - I cannot emphasize enough how sweet the peach is!
Pour it into the glass, and you have yourselves a Beverly Hills 90210 Peach Pitini!
Friday, August 29, 2008
All and any suggestions are welcome as to what kind, ingredients, color, anything. There are no prizes, just the satisfaction of knowing that I may create something spectacular from your suggestion! So get on it everyone!!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
So, Anissa came up with Pearadise Swatini - we assumed the "Swatini" was a nod in the direction of Swank Martini, but if we are wrong, let us know!
Anyway, we truly believe that the delicious pear martini, especially in its chocolate version, is paradise indeed, so it made sense to bestow it with such a fitting name.
Although we like the clever Swatini part, it will be known in its simple, yet elegant form:
"Pearadise"Well done Anissa, we're really pleased for you and glad you came up with such a wonderful name for our martini, and this will officially be on our menu as the Pearadise!
Email your address to us and we will be sure to get those Swank glasses out your way.
Thank you everyone who took part, we loved reading your suggestions and hope that you will play again another time, because we really love to give things away! Now don't be a sore loser, go over to Anissa's blog and show her your
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
You only have a couple more days of the contest, so keep on coming up with all of your brilliant ideas!
Monday, August 11, 2008
That's right, a set of four clear swerve glasses that look very Swanky indeed!
So, here's the plan!
1. Come up with an original (and not totally inappropriate!) name for our new Pear Martini.
2. Post about it on your blog, linking back to both Swank Martini and Rockapoodle.
3. Leave your entry in the comment section of this post, including a link back to your blog.
4. We will like you even more if you grab our button from the left sidebar and display it either on your blog or on the post!
You MUST do 1 through 3, but 4 is optional!
Contest ends on Saturday August 16 2008 at 4pm (PCT).
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Now I think it tastes good, but it is a little on the thick side (no matter how much alcohol I add!) so if anyone has any suggestions as to how to think it out, let me know.
I now need a fabulous name for my pear martini, and not the usual "Perfectly Pear" or "Peartini", something original and fitting for my pear creation. So I am going to secure some fabulous prize and hold a contest for the best name for my pear martini, so start thinking about it now and I will let you know when to get on your marks, get ready, set, go!