Sail Away

Sail Away

SAIL AWAY

Set mom sailing to a pampered paradise this Mother’s Day. After treating her to some flowers and a nice meal, mix her this martini — featuring melon and peach flavours balanced with fresh lime — so she can kick back and relax. To all the wonderful moms, happy Mother’s Day!

Ingredients

1 oz Bols Melon liqueur

1 oz Bols Peach liqueur

2 oz Banff Ice Vodka

¾ oz fresh lime juice

Garnish with a twist of lime peel

Method

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass and place the lime peel twist on the rim.

Tips

If you would like to keep your martini cold longer, chill the martini glass ahead a time.

 

 

Orange Dreamsicle

Orange DreamsicleOrange Dreamsicle

The number of flavoured vodkas has been increasing over the years, and it seems that any flavour you can dream of is now available.

Our cocktail of the week features whipped cream flavoured vodka. Yes, whipped-cream vodka! By combining the sweet taste of whipped cream, tropical pineapple, and fruity orange, we get a sensational drink. The Orange Dreamsicle. A simple and sweet dessert martini.

Ingredients

1 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

2 oz orange juice

2 oz pineapple juice

Garnish with half an orange wheel

Method

Ice a martini glass and set aside while making the drink. In a shaker filled with ice, pour in all the ingredients. Shake vigorously. Discard the ice from the martini glass. Strain the shaken mix into the now chilled glass. Place the orange garnish on the rim.

Tips

When using juices, always use ones Not From Concentrate when possible. The saying, “The better quality the ingredients, the better tasting the end result” is true.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/life/Cocktail+week+Sweet+creamy+Orange+Dreamsicle/8035820/story.html#ixzz2NdCSWdK6

Downhill Racer #9

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Winter is a great season for many reasons and enjoying the mountains is one of them. Whether you ski or snowboard, you deserve a delicious cocktail at the end of the day.

The nine spices in Cruzan Spiced Rum – allspice, vanilla, pepper, ginger, mace, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and juniper berry – infuse it with layers of flavour. Mix it with almond liqueur and tropical fruit juice for a delicious blend perfect for winter nights.

Ingredients

1 1/4 oz Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum

3/4 oz Amaretto liqueur

2 oz pineapple juice

Method

Start by placing ice in a martini glass and putting it aside to chill while you prepare the martini. Next, pour all the ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice and shake vigorously.

Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain shaken mixture into the now chilled glass.

Tips

This martini recipe is a variation on the original Downhill Racer, which uses white rum instead of Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum. Using the spiced rum adds more flavour profile, with the nine spices complementing the other ingredients.

Cossack Martini

Cossack Martini

This martini is inspired by a truly Russian vodka made in St. Petersburg. Smooth, clear Russian Standard Vodka and sweet blackberry jam are balanced by the tartness of fresh lemon to create a simply great tasting martini.

Ingredients

2 oz Russian Standard Vodka

1 to 2 tsps. blackberry jam

½ oz lemon juice

Blackberries for garnish

Method

Fill a martini glass with ice and put it aside to allow it to chill while we mix the drink. In a mixing glass, spoon in blackberry jam, add ice, Russian Standard Vodka and lemon juice. Cap with a shaker and shake vigorously. Discard the ice from the now chilled martini glass. Strain drink into glass. Slide one blackberry into the martini. Place three berries on a cocktail pick and rest it on the edge of the glass to garnish.

Tips

For an elegant touch, after the liquid is strained into the chilled martini glass, top with sparkling white wine. This will add some bubbles and sweetness to the drink without lowering the martini’s alcohol strength.

Russian Standard Vodka is made from winter wheat. It is ideal vodka for allowing other flavours shine through.

You can play with this recipe by using different jams to create a new martini.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/life/Cocktail+week+Cossack+Martini/7520596/story.html#ixzz2CRQ6JvtY