Showing posts with label cocktail recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cocktail recipes. Show all posts

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Dirty Bloody Mary Martini

The arranged marriage between Ms. Bloody Mary and Mr. Dirty Martini, this Dirty Bloody Mary Martini should please the lovers of both savory cocktails. No need to choose the bride’s or groom’s side. Sit on either side of the aisle. We are all family here. 

Food Lust People Love: The arranged marriage between Ms. Bloody Mary and Mr. Dirty Martini, this Dirty Bloody Mary Martini should please the lovers of both savory cocktails. No need to choose the bride’s or groom’s side. Sit on either side of the aisle. We are all family here.

There are probably as many Bloody Mary recipes as there are bartenders but the classic contains tomato juice, vodka, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Likewise, a dirty martini contains the same ingredients as a classic one, vodka or gin and a hint of extra dry vermouth with the lovely, in my opinion, addition of olive juice. 

Individually, they are two of my favorite drinks. Married together I love them even better! 

Dirty Bloody Mary Martini

I like to use the olives stuffed with anchovies for an extra boost of savory flavor. You can use your favorite cured green olives, of course.

Ingredients
2 oz or 60ml vodka
1 tablespoon olive juice (preferably from green olives stuffed with anchovies)
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons extra dry vermouth
Dash or two Worcestershire sauce
Dash or two hot pepper sauce
2-3 cubes ice

Options for garnish: Stuffed olives, cherry tomatoes, pickled onions, cornichons, etc. 


Method
In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, olive juice, tomato paste, dry vermouth, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.


Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously. 


Strain the mixture into a martini glass.


Add a skewer filled with your favorite garnishes/snacks.

Food Lust People Love: The arranged marriage between Ms. Bloody Mary and Mr. Dirty Martini, this Dirty Bloody Mary Martini should please the lovers of both savory cocktails. No need to choose the bride’s or groom’s side. Sit on either side of the aisle. We are all family here.

Enjoy!

It's Sunday Fun Day so my friends and I are sharing summer cocktails and mocktails to make your day more special. Check out the links below: 

 
We are a group of food bloggers who believe that Sunday should be a family fun day, so every Sunday we share recipes that will help you to enjoy your day. If you're a blogger interested in joining us, just visit our Facebook group and request to join.



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Food Lust People Love: The arranged marriage between Ms. Bloody Mary and Mr. Dirty Martini, this Dirty Bloody Mary Martini should please the lovers of both savory cocktails. No need to choose the bride’s or groom’s side. Sit on either side of the aisle. We are all family here.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Breakfast Martinis

This special cocktail from the Emirates business class menu features bitter orange marmalade, gin and Cointreau, a delightful libation to perk you up any time of the day.

Food Lust People Love: This special cocktail from the Emirates business class menu features bitter orange marmalade, gin and Cointreau, a delightful libation to perk you up any time of the day.

Back when we were living in Dubai, my husband flew Emirates Airlines for all of his business trips. The upside to his constant travel was that he quickly moved up to a platinum frequent flyer membership which allowed him to nominate one friend or family member to gold status. I was that lucky person!

There were several advantages to gold status the least of which was occasional upgrades to business class or, more often, offers of an upgrade for a just a few hundred dollars more at online check-in. For flights longer than seven hours, I always jumped on those deals. Once I even got to travel first class and take a shower at 30,000 feet but that's a story for another day!

On the Emirates A380, the business class cabin includes a bar, with drinks, snacks and places to sit and chat. The friendly cabin crew manned the bar and would make any cocktail you could imagine. We even had them make our own cocktail invention Bulago Breezes for us on occasion. 

But one of my favorites from their own menu were their breakfast martinis. Sharp in a good way from the marmalade, gin and lime juice but sweetened slightly by the Cointreau and orange juice, I think breakfast martinis are the perfect Sunday morning brunch drink. 

Breakfast Martinis

Full credit for this drink recipe goes to the lovely folks at Emirates Airline and the wonderful crew who always made each trip such a great experience. I don’t recall the name of the lovely person who gave me permission to take photos as he made the cocktail and share them, but I am very grateful. We miss flying Emirates so much and it will probably be our favorite airline forever. 

Ingredients for 1 breakfast martini (easily doubled for two!)
1 teaspoon orange marmalade
1 1/2 oz or 44ml gin
3/4 oz or 22ml Cointreau
3/4 oz or 22ml lime juice
3/4 oz or 22ml orange juice
Ice

Note: 1 1/2 oz is one standard jigger, also known as "a measure" in many cocktail recipes. 

Method
Put 3-4 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. 


Add the teaspoon of orange marmalade, the gin, Cointreau, lime and orange juices. 


Shake for 10 seconds.


 Strain into a martini glass. 

Food Lust People Love: This special cocktail from the Emirates business class menu features bitter orange marmalade, gin and Cointreau, a delightful libation to perk you up any time of the day.

Good morning and enjoy! 

It’s Sunday FunDay and today is all about breakfast! Check out the great breakfast recipes below. Many thanks to our host, Sue of Palatable Pastime. 

 
We are a group of food bloggers who believe that Sunday should be a family fun day, so every Sunday we share recipes that will help you to enjoy your day. If you're a blogger interested in joining us, just visit our Facebook group and request to join.


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Food Lust People Love: This special cocktail from the Emirates business class menu features bitter orange marmalade, gin and Cointreau, a delightful libation to perk you up any time of the day.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Citrus Peach Sangria

This citrus peach sangria is made with canned peaches, lemons and limes, summer sunshine in a glass so you can enjoy it year round. Make this refreshing favorite for your next family party!

Food Lust People Love: This citrus peach sangria is made with canned peaches, lemons and limes, summer sunshine in a glass so you can enjoy it year round. Make this refreshing favorite for your next family party!

Over the years I’ve lived in a lot of places where summer peaches aren’t available. Or they are imported and the shops do sell them but the peaches were clearly picked too early, shipped chilled, and aren’t the fragrant ripe peaches I remember growing up. Honestly, is there any smell more wonderful (with the exception of frying bacon) than the aroma of warm peaches piled in woven bushel baskets at a farm stand? 

I’ve come up with a few ways to get my peach fix from canned peaches, like my creamy bourbon peach frozen yogurt but this refreshing citrus peach sangria is one of my favorites. The apple brandy adds a bit of oomph to the wine but the citrus and peaches and peach syrup are the stars. 

If you are lucky enough to have fragrant ripe peaches, you might want to make my sweet peach cornbread or my sweet peach cream cheese muffins. If your fresh peaches aren't so sweet, they are perfect for making fresh peach cucumber salad

I was away from home when I took these photos and I had to mix it up in two pitchers so don’t let the smaller pitcher in my photos fool you. This recipe makes plenty enough to serve 10-12. 

Citrus Peach Sangria

If you do want to use fresh peaches for this sangria, replace the peach syrup with simple syrup. 

Ingredients
1 (750ml) bottle dry white wine, chilled (I use a Sauvignon blanc.)
1/2 cup or 120ml apple brandy 
14 oz or 400g can sliced peaches in light syrup, chilled
1 lemon 
1 lime 
Ice
12 oz or 355ml lemon lime soda (Sprite, 7­Up or the like) or to
taste

Method
Slice your lemon and lime thinly. 


Add them to a big pitcher along with the wine, apple brandy and the can of peaches. Put in a couple of handfuls of ice and then top up with lemon lime soda. Give the whole thing a gentle stir.

Food Lust People Love: This citrus peach sangria is made with canned peaches, lemons and limes, summer sunshine in a glass so you can enjoy it year round. Make this refreshing favorite for your next family party!

To serve, use a spoon to scoop a couple of peach and citrus slices into each glass. Add a few cubes of ice and fill with sangria. 

Food Lust People Love: This citrus peach sangria is made with canned peaches, lemons and limes, summer sunshine in a glass so you can enjoy it year round. Make this refreshing favorite for your next family party!

Enjoy!

It's Sunday FunDay and this week our recipes are Just Peachy! Check them out below. Many thanks to our host, Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla


We are a group of food bloggers who believe that Sunday should be a family fun day, so every Sunday we share recipes that will help you to enjoy your day. If you're a blogger interested in joining us, just visit our Facebook group and request to join.

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Food Lust People Love: This citrus peach sangria is made with canned peaches, lemons and limes, summer sunshine in a glass so you can enjoy it year round. Make this refreshing favorite for your next family party!

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sparkling Strawberry Lemon Cocktail

Lightly sweetened homemade strawberry vodka is the main ingredient of this sparkling strawberry lemon cocktail, refreshingly cold, perfect for summer!

Food Lust People Love: Lightly sweetened homemade strawberry vodka is the main ingredient of this sparkling strawberry lemon cocktail, refreshingly cold, perfect for summer!

More than a month ago I shared the how-to instructions for making simple strawberry vodka so I hope you all got right on that! If so, you are ready to make this cocktail today. 

If not, what are you waiting for? It’s one of the easiest ways of preserving the flavor of sweet summer strawberries to enjoy all year round. 

Sparkling Strawberry Lemon Cocktail

I am not a fan of the flavored vodkas you can buy in the stores because they always taste artificial to me but if you are a fan, feel free to use one in this cocktail. You’ll need to add a little simple syrup as well though, if your store-bought strawberry vodka isn’t sweetened. Most are not. 

Ingredients
1/2 oz or 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 1/2 oz or 75ml club soda
Curled lemon peel or strawberry for garnish (optional)

Method
Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice cubes. Add in the strawberry vodka and lemon juice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

Fill a glass with ice. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass. Top up with club soda and stir gently. 

Food Lust People Love: Lightly sweetened homemade strawberry vodka is the main ingredient of this sparkling strawberry lemon cocktail, refreshingly cold, perfect for summer!

Garnish with a strawberry plus a curl of lemon peel, if desired.

Food Lust People Love: Lightly sweetened homemade strawberry vodka is the main ingredient of this sparkling strawberry lemon cocktail, refreshingly cold, perfect for summer!

Enjoy!

It's Sunday FunDay and it's all about berries today! Check out the recipes below. Many thanks to our host, Renu of Cook with Renu and her Sunday helper, Rebekah of Making Miracles.


We are a group of food bloggers who believe that Sunday should be a family fun day, so every Sunday we share recipes that will help you to enjoy your day. If you're a blogger interested in joining us, just visit our Facebook group and request to join.


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Food Lust People Love: Lightly sweetened homemade strawberry vodka is the main ingredient of this sparkling strawberry lemon cocktail, refreshingly cold, perfect for summer!
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Spicy Pickled Tomato Dirty Martini

A martini with a delicious difference, this spicy pickled tomato dirty martini is garnished with easy-to-make quick pickled grape tomatoes. The pickling liquid with rice vinegar and fish sauce also has a welcome hot kick from minced fresh chili pepper.

Food Lust People Love: A martini with a delicious difference, this spicy pickled tomato dirty martini is garnished with easy-to-make quick pickled grape tomatoes. The pickling liquid with rice vinegar and fish sauce also has a welcome hot kick from minced fresh chili pepper.


As promised on my post yesterday, here’s how you can enjoy a dirty martini made with the spicy pickled grape tomatoes I shared. I left mine to marinate in the refrigerator for two days before unsealing the jar and making my martini.

If, like me, you are a fan of more savory than sweet cocktails, you are going to love this one. It's the same recipe my husband uses to make my dirty martinis with anchovy or tuna stuffed olives and olive juice so until the pickled tomatoes are ready, use olives!

Spicy Pickled Tomato Dirty Martini

The ingredients list below makes one lovely chilled martini. The measure of 1 jigger = 1 fluid ounce or 30ml. You can, of course, increase the amounts to make two or more. The capacity of your cocktail shaker is the limiting factor.

Ingredients
2 jiggers vodka
1 jigger extra dry vermouth
1 1/2 jiggers juice from spicy pickled grape tomatoes
4-5 small ice cubes

To garnish: 3 spicy pickled grape tomatoes

Method
Spear at least three spicy pickled grape tomatoes with a long cocktail pick and rest them in a martini glass.

Put all the martini ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for a minute or two, until the ice has a chance to melt a little and chill the liquid. Strain into your martini glass.

Food Lust People Love: A martini with a delicious difference, this spicy pickled tomato dirty martini is garnished with easy-to-make quick pickled grape tomatoes. The pickling liquid with rice vinegar and fish sauce also has a welcome hot kick from minced fresh chili pepper.


So good. Enjoy!

Food Lust People Love: A martini with a delicious difference, this spicy pickled tomato dirty martini is garnished with easy-to-make quick pickled grape tomatoes. The pickling liquid with rice vinegar and fish sauce also has a welcome hot kick from minced fresh chili pepper.


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Food Lust People Love: A martini with a delicious difference, this spicy pickled tomato dirty martini is garnished with easy-to-make quick pickled grape tomatoes. The pickling liquid with rice vinegar and fish sauce also has a welcome hot kick from minced fresh chili pepper.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Screwmosa Cocktails

Add a little oomph to your next brunch by serving screwmosa cocktails, the delightful offspring of a screwdriver and a mimosa. That’s right orange juice, vodka and sparkling wine!


Screwmosa cocktails should come with a warning, so here it is. These go down toooooooo easy. The bright fresh orange juice tastes like pure sunshine. The sparkling wine tickles your nose and tongue, a party in your mouth. You won’t really taste the vodka, but don’t forget it’s in there!


Screwmosa Cocktails


Ingredients – for 1 Screwmosa Cocktail – serve in a Champagne flute
1 oz or 30ml best quality vodka
2 oz or 60ml chilled fresh squeezed orange juice
3 oz or 90ml chilled brut sparkling wine – or more to top up the glass

Note: One 750ml bottle of sparkling wine holds enough to make eight screwmosa cocktails. To create those eight drinks you will need 8 oz (480ml) vodka and 16 oz (960ml) fresh orange juice.

Method
Add the vodka to your flute, then pour in the orange juice so they mix.

Top up with the brut sparkling wine. I used Prosecco for these but any brut sparkling wine would be delicious.



Enjoy!



This week my Sunday Supper friends are sharing easy drink recipes to celebrate summer. Many thanks to our event manager, Cricket of Cricket's Confections and our host Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. Let's get this simple cocktail recipe party started!

Classics with a Twist

Make Mine a Mocktail

Simply Different

Tasty and Tropical

Very Vino

For even more inspiration check out these Simple Mixed Drinks for a Refreshing Summer by Sunday Supper Movement.

 
 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bulago Gin Breeze Cocktail #FoodieExtravaganza

With equal parts gin, orange juice, Campari and tonic, a Bulago Gin Breeze Cocktail is super refreshing and a doddle to make.




For the last few years, I've been hearing my friends David and Nicky talking about a small home they have on Bulago Island in the Ugandan portion of Lake Victoria. It's a sweet retreat from the hectic world, where there is scarcely any internet and lazy days are best spent sipping cocktails, doing 1,000-piece puzzles, reading and watching the wildlife.

We finally got ourselves organized for a trip last April. It's less than a five-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates. Completely do-able for a long weekend.

The whole trip was a joy and Bulago is indeed a treasure. The birds alone require a reference volume for birds of East Africa because there are so many that inhabit the island, including enormous Hornbills and colorful Kingfishers and the Egyptian geese that wandered our garden. A pair of binoculars were always at the ready and I kept my telephoto lens on my camera as well. One never knew who or what would turn up.

One afternoon, as my husband and I were sitting out on the lawn reading, I heard a noise in the tree branches overheard. I thought it was some of the birds building nests because they had been going back and forth in an exhaustingly productive manner. Imagine my surprise, when this is what I saw.


I beat a hasty retreat to the house since he looked like he was about to leap down upon me. After my less than endearing experiences with monkeys when we lived in Malaysia, I am not a fan. Eventually he lost interest and we went back to our state of relative inactivity, reading and watching this scenery, keeping an eye out for otters and alligators. (Saw some of both!) There may have been Bulago Gin Breeze Cocktails involved, if not that day, certainly the next.


 Hardly anyone swims in this part of Lake Victoria. Now you know why.

We arrived on Bulago with two bottles of gin, one bottle of vodka and a box of red wine. There was some mix up in our grocery order so a whole case - 12 liters - of orange juice was delivered, along with tonic, beer and fresh vegetables. The store cupboard revealed an elderly bottle of Campari. And so our host created this new drink we aptly named a Bulago Breeze. When the breeze is blowing (or flowing) on Bulago, there is no more pleasant place to be.

Ingredients for one 8 oz drink
1/4 cup or 60ml orange juice
1/4 cup or 60ml Campari
1/4 cup or 60ml gin
1/4 cup or 60ml tonic
Ice

Method
Mix together all the ingredients in a glass. Add ice. It couldn't be more simple.


And enjoy. Cheers!


Today my fellow Foodie Extravaganza friends are sharing recipes with gin, six in all. Many thanks to our event host, Caroline of Caroline's Cooking for her hard work behind the scenes.

Need some gin-piration? Check out our link list:


Foodie Extravaganza celebrates obscure food holidays or shares recipes with the same ingredient or theme every month.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook group Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you!

If you're a reader looking for delicious recipes, check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out here.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lemon Pomegranate Punch

Pomegranate juice, sparkling lemonade and vodka make a refreshing cocktail during the hot summer months, with the bonus of reputed antioxidants in the pomegranate and vitamin C from the lemonade.

Food Lust People Love: Pomegranate juice, sparkling lemonade and vodka make a refreshing cocktail during the hot summer months, with the bonus of reputed antioxidants in the pomegranate and vitamin C from the lemonade.





It didn't take me long to decide what to share with you today, because 1. It's my new favorite drink and 2. What better way to celebrate summer than with a cocktail! This one's got VACATION written all over it.

Ingredients
1.5 oz 45ml vodka
3 oz or 90ml pomegranate juice
3 oz or 90ml (or to the top of your glass) Pellegrino Limonada or lemon-lime soda

Optional garnish: lemon slices and fresh pomegranate arils

Method
Slice your lemon, remove the seeds and loosen a small handful of arils from your pomegranate.



Fill your tall cocktail glass with ice.



Pour in your vodka.


Add in the pomegranate juice.

This was the first of two jiggers of juice.

Top up with the sparkling lemonade.

Food Lust People Love: Pomegranate juice, sparkling lemonade and vodka make a refreshing cocktail during the hot summer months, with the bonus of reputed antioxidants in the pomegranate and vitamin C from the lemonade.

Garnish with lemon slices and some fresh pomegranate arils.

Food Lust People Love: Pomegranate juice, sparkling lemonade and vodka make a refreshing cocktail during the hot summer months, with the bonus of reputed antioxidants in the pomegranate and vitamin C from the lemonade.

Cheers! Here's to a happy, healthy summer for all!

Here are some more summer-friendly recipes you might enjoy!