Thursday, October 11, 2007

Drinks I Want to Try

Godiva Chocolate Martini
1 1/2 shots Godiva® chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2 1/2 shots half-and-half

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

Ultimate Chocolate Martini
1/2 oz Godiva® chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz Godiva® white chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and serve. To enhance appearance, drizzle chocolate syrup into glass before pouring martini. Note: do not substitute creme de cocoa or any other chocolate flavored liquor for the Godiva liquors, as they are the key to the drink and well-worth the added expense. After this chocolate martini, cheap imitations made with creme de cocoa are unacceptable.

Washington Apple (this one I've had - its really good. Alchoholic Apple Juice)
2 oz Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
2 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
2 oz cranberry juice

Pour DeKuyper sour apple pucker and Crown Royal Canadian whisky into a highball glass filled with ice. Add cranberry juice, more to taste if desired, and serve.

Caramel Apple Martini
2 oz Bacardi® Big Apple rum
2 oz butterscotch schnapps

Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Chocolate Carmel Martini
1 1/2 oz Grey Goose® vodka
1 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
3 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
3 oz Godiva® chocolate liqueur

Mix ingredients in mixing cup with ice. Shake, pour into chilled cocktail glass, and enjoy.

Butterscotch Martini
1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
2 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps

Combine Butterscotch Schnapps and Vanilla Vodka in a shaker half filled with ice cubes. Strain into a Cocktail glass.

Caramel Martini
1 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz E & J® Cask and Cream Caramel Temptation liqueur
1 oz caramel syrup

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

A Kissed Buttery Nipple
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
2 oz butterscotch schnapps2 maraschino cherries

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 or 5 cubes of ice. Pour the whole thing into a glass and add cherries.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

October Already

Wow, its already October 9th! That's pretty amazing, if you ask me. Pretty soon we'll all be singing X-Mas carols. Anyways. So whats been happening with me for the last month? Not too much. My company just ended its quarter during the last week of September - we did all right, from what our President said, so that's a good thing. The last few weeks have been inundated with sports - the Red Sox are in the ALCS (American League Championship Series) and the Patriots are 5-0 after playing the Cleveland Browns.

This past weekend was a long weekend, so my Fiance and I headed out to to visit his brother. We arrived early Sunday afternoon, stayed over Sunday night and returned back on Monday afternoon. And ALL day we watched nothing but sports from 12:30pm until 9:30pm. Thats NINE hours of sports! The best part is my Fiance's brother has a big screen television and high-definition. I am telling you, there is nothing quite like watching football and baseball in high definition. Everything is so much crisper and clearer. Plus, we all get along so well! My soon-to-be sister-in-law is a very, very cool person. She is not afraid to say what she is thinking and she is not afraid of what people think of her - thats part of the reason why I admire her. They also have 3 very well behaved children - a 12 year old, a 9 year old and a 6 year old - 2 boys and a girl. I enjoy them, too! But its always more fun to watch sports and cheer on your team with other people!

So other than that, its been OK. Sometimes the time goes by so slowly and other times it goes by in the blink of an eye...

I'll be back later with more to say...