Banana Split Martini

Banana Split Martini

Banana Split Martini

There’s been some monkey business going on behind the bar. My trusty mascot persuaded me to recreate his favourite dessert as a cocktail to delight the senses. The result is a smooth blend of creamy flavours that your sweet tooth will just go bananas for.

Ingredients

1½ oz Pinnacle Whipped vodka

½ oz Bols Banana Liqueur

1 oz 1-per-cent milk

Banana slice to garnish

Method

Ice a martini glass and set aside. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Discard the ice from the martini glass. Strain shaken mixture into the now chilled glass.

Tips

Using Pinnacle Whipped vodka gives a whipped-cream taste so you don’t need heavy cream to achieve a great banana split flavour. You can use lactose-free milk if required.

Whipped Me Up

Whipped Me Up

Whipped Me Up

Creamy and decadent yet light and reviving, this cocktail blends flavours of toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and smooth whipped cream.

Ingredients

1 oz Pinnacle Vodka Whipped

1 oz Kahlua

1 oz espresso

1 oz Baileys

2 oz milk

Method

Pour all ingredients into a snifter glass half filled with ice. Stir briefly and enjoy.

Tips

Prepare the espresso first and allow to cool. Add as the final ingredient — this will cause less ice to melt should it still be a little warm.

Whipped Cocoa

Whipped Cocao

Whipped Cocoa

Feeling the cold? Warm up with a nice hot whipped cocoa. It’s the perfect hot chocolate for adults, combining rich cocoa with vodka that is infused with smooth whipped cream.

Top it off with fluffy whipped cream and chocolate flakes and enjoy it as you warm up from the inside.

Ingredients

1 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

4 oz Hot Chocolate

Dollop of whipped cream Sprinkle of chocolate flakes

Method

Pour Pinnacle Whipped Vodka into a heat-resistant glass or mug. Add hot chocolate and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle chocolate flakes over top.

Tips

Many warm cocktails include cream liqueurs. The benefit of using Pinnacle Whipped Vodka is that it delivers a silky smooth, creamy flavour without the heaviness of a thick cream liqueur.

CIN Apple Cobbler

CIN Apple Cobbler

Cinnamon Apple Cobbler

 

Delicious dessert flavours combine in this medley of cinnamon, vanilla and apple.

Ingredients

1 oz Courvoisier VS cognac

½ oz Galliano liqueur

3 oz apple cider (chilled)

Cinnamon sugar

Cinnamon stick, to garnish

 

Method

Wet the rim of a rocks glass and roll rim in cinnamon sugar. Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Add ice to the rimmed rocks glass and strain mixture over top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon.

 

Tip

If you don’t have hot apple cider, you can use fresh apple juice spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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

Alambra Royale

Alambra Royale

Alambra Royale

Sometimes it is hard to enjoy a cocktail when your drink is as frigid as the weather outside. Why not warm things up with a hot drink? The Alambra Royale starts with hot chocolate, then adds soft oak and light fruit flavours to create a warming winter cocktail.

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Courvoisier VS Cognac

5 oz Hot Chocolate

Orange twist for garnish

Dollop of whip cream (optional)

Method

Prepare some hot chocolate and pour it into a heat-resistant glass or mug about 3/4 of the way full. Next, we need to warm up the Courvoisier VS Cognac. Pour the cognac into a metal ladle, set the liquid on fire with a match or lighter, then carefully pour into the hot chocolate.

Be very careful any time you are using fire. If you are concerned about the use of fire, skip heating up the cognac and pour it directly into the hot chocolate.

Twist an orange peel over the entire drink and rest on the glass.

Add whipped cream if desired.

Downhill Racer #9

Downhill Racer #9Downhill Racer #9

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.