Maybe my new year’s resolution should be to get more sleep?
I spent the past couple of hours editing photos and compiling my recipes and post, only to find out at 2:30 am that it did not save! With New Year’s Eve basically here, I did not want to miss the opportunity to post this trio of delicious cocktails for you. They are easy, delicious and a little different. I will make sure to update tomorrow so you have amounts and details, but for now…I need to rest. Until tomorrow…I’m signing off!
BLOOD ORANGE MARTINI
This is my absolute favorite. Blood oranges are special to me, because I first encountered them when working at Osteria Del Circo and a cook had sliced into one that was so red and vibrant – I was in love. They are around during the winter, but only for a short time. It sort of has a citrus – raspberry like flavor and works really well with vodka!
1/4 cup citrus vodka
1/4 cup triple sec
2 blood oranges, juiced (save a slice for garnish)
1/4 lime, juiced
Martini glass, frosted
Place martini glass in freezer to frost for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about a minute. Pour into frosted martini glass and garnish with blood orange slice on the side, or floating in the drink. Enjoy!
SPIKED CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILKSHAKE
Chocolate and almond go together like bread & butter. Throw a coffee flavored liqueur in the mix and you’re in heaven! This mix is creamy and delicious and the crunchy almonds on top make a nice addition to round out this cocktail.
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/8 cup Amaretto
1/4 light cream
1/2 Tbsp sugar
4 Ferrero Rocher chocolate candies, chopped small (I used “rondnoir”, but any of their chocolates will be delicious)
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1 cinnamon stick for garnish
1 Tbsp toasted almonds for garnish
Old fashioned glass
Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice vigorously for about 1 minute. Garnish with toasted almonds and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!