Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pumpkin Spice & All Things Nice!

Fall is in the air and I am planning my next creation, which will be a pumpkin martini that is decadent, elegant and different from any other! There are so many pumpkin recipes out there, I really have to search hard to come up with something unique that will have people craving my pumpkin martinis, and not just any old pumpkin martini!
I will retreat into my martini laboratory and hope that my new creation is spectacular. And as always, I will share this with you as soon as it is ready!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rocking My Poodle

Last night I threw a chocolate party - mainly for my friend who sells this healthy chocolate for her to promote it, but I also made some kick arse martinis and promoted Rockapoodle. Am I being to brash by saying that everyone was impressed? Because they were!

Here is my pretty table:
Seriously, how pretty is all that? And I made my White Chocolate Martini and the Pearadise Martini, which is a chocolate pear and seemed to be the favorite among everyone. Then came my chocolate mousse, and you can even eat the white chocolate crinkle cups:

Is it wrong that I ate one of these for breakfast? At least I didn't wash it down with a martini!!

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

Peachy Keen

Another masterpiece, created just for the new Beverly Hills 90210 (2.0), and I hope that you enjoy sipping on this while watching BH on Tuesday night!

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!

Variations can be done - like I said, if you don't want to bother with the fresh peaches, find a really good peach juice that is 100%. Or you could just use the peach vodka and a peach liqueur, but I like my martini to taste more of fruit, not alchol. You can also add cream to it too, if you prefer creamier martinis. The options are endless! All I ask is that you enjoy it!