Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sparkle Peach Martinis

 
After a nice 3 mile run together this morning (okay, so he went farther than that), my husband and I enjoyed the rare lunch together downtown and planned out the rest of our day.  Somehow in the conversation, the idea of this drink came up.  So this afternoon, I rummaged around to see what I could come up with.  Wow - sometimes, the best ideas are those that are completely off the cuff!

As martinis go, this one is a bit lighter than most.  But that means that you can enjoy sipping on them without.. um... you know... getting tanked.  I enjoy lighter drinks.  That's okay.  You can laugh at me for being a lightweight if you want to.  There's something to be said for knowing what you like, and what you don't.  The peach mango juice goes really well with the coconut rum, making it seems pretty tropical; and the ginger-ale gives it just the right amount of "fizzy" to make it sparkle!

You probably can't tell from the photo, but it's mid-November here, and pretty chilly outside.  But having these sparkly drinks inside, with a fire, and a great football game are just the ticket to a great day.  I could definitely see these being a party favorite!

Ingredients:
(for 2 martinis)
  • 2 oz Parrot Bay coconut rum
  • 2 oz peach schnapps
  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 4 oz FUZE peach mango juice
  • 6 oz ginger-ale
  • ice
  • garnishes, optional
    • honey
    • raw sugar granules
    • maraschino cherries
    • peach slices

Method:
Sorry, folks.  There are no step-by-step photos for this.  Fill your martini shaker at least half full with ice cubes.  Add all the ingredients, close it up, and shake for at least a minute so that everything get really, really cold.  Strain out into martini glasses.  To prepare the glasses, I rubbed a bit of honey on the rim, then dipped into raw sugar.  Add peach slices and cherries for a pretty garnish if desired.

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4 comments:

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    1. Thanks, AP.... we had, um... a few! :)

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  2. Can't wait to try this! Looks delicious!

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    1. Stacy - sometimes I'm amazed at the ways you can put together stuff out of your cabinets and fridge! LOL... and sometimes you just NAIL it! :)

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