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Thursday, February 2, 2012

something delicious to sip on

With the weekend approaching and Valentine's Day around the corner, I figured today would be the day I share some of my current favorite cocktails. They are all perfect for February 14th or really any night you want to make yourself (or someone else) a delicious and festive drink.

MARTINI Signature Cocktails:

MARTINI Rosato Royale
2 ounces MARTINI Sparkling Rosé
2 ounces MARTINI Rosato
Pour MARTINI Sparkling Rosé and MARTINI Rosato into a wine glass filled with ice. 
Stir and garnish with a floating raspberry. 

MARTINI Asti Red Blush
 ½ ounce strawberry puree
4 ounces MARTINI Asti (chilled)
½ ounce rose syrup
Pour puree and rose syrup into a flute glass and stir well.
Top with MARTINI Asti and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Cointreau Signature Cocktails:

Cointreau Teese
1 1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Apple juice
1 oz Monin violet syrup
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled shaker and shake vigorously. 
Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a violet. 

Cointreau Vixen                            
2 oz Cointreau  
2 ½ oz red grape juice Sparkling water or tonic
Pour all ingredients into an iced filled long drink glass and gently stir.  
Top with sparkling or tonic water. 

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