I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I had a fantastic time celebrating with my family and I did not want to head back to work, but such is life. I am looking forward to ringing in 2012 with a couple of new martini recipes that I thought I would share. I love trying new martinis at home on New Years while enjoying some good quality food and playing board games with my family. Sure, we have Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest on in the background, but we are usually dying of laughter while playing some hilarous games and sipping on some coctails.
2 oz vodka
2 oz canned pineapple juice
1/2 oz raspberry di Amore liqueur or Chambord
twist of lemon juice
New Years Eve Martini
2 oz light rum
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz white cream de cacao or cocoa
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
dash of simple syrup
Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes or crushed ice. Pour in rum, Grand Marnier, creme de cacoa, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake well and strain in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
I am so excited about the possibilities for 2012! Happy New Year!
What is your New Years cocktail of choice?