National Martini Day

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Well today is the day that all of us ladies AND James Bond enthusiasts have been dreaming of…..National Martini Day!! 😀 It seemingly couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Whether you are in the mood for a pre-weekend tipple, are fancying a rather lavish way of calming the nerves through England’s nerve wracking knock out match against Uruguay this evening or have lost your partner to the World Cup madness which you yourself cannot stand and are looking to indulge yourself in luxury it would be rather rude not to take advantage of this National Day for sure! 😉

For those of you who aren’t getting your local bartender to pour one for you, here’s some recipes from the ‘Classic Martini’ to a decadent ‘S’mores Martini’:

Classic Martini Recipe:

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Ingredients: (these ingredients will make 1 cocktail)

  • 2½ ounces of Gin
  • ½ ounce of Dry Vermouth
  • Olives (for garnish) 

Method:

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour all the ingredients into the mixing glass
  3. Make like 007 and stir the ingredients for 30 seconds
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with the amount of olives of your choice – usual practice is either 1 or 3
  6. Enjoy!

Smirnoff Lemon Drop Martini: 

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Ingredients: (these ingredients will make 1 cocktail)

  • 38 mls of Smirnoff Vodka
  • 8 mls of Triple Sec
  • 23mls Lemon Juice 

Method:

  • Rim a Martini Glass and place in fridge to chill
  • Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes
  • Pour in the Smirnoff, Triple Sec and Lemon Juice
  • Shake Well
  • Strain into the chilled Martini glass.

Smirnoff Green Apple Martini: 

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Ingredients: (these ingredients with make 1 cocktail)

  • 38mls of Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
  • 8mls of Apple Schnapps
  • 1 Splash of Sour Mix
  • 1 Slice of Apple (for garnish)

Method:

  1. Fill a Mixer full of Ice
  2. Add the Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, Apple Schnapps and Sour Mix
  3. Shake well
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  5. Garnish with the Apple Slice

S’mores Martini

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Technically this is a rather warm martini and so it can be enjoyed even in the winter months to warm you up, but with the marshmallow and the chocolate it seems to luscious to have to wait for 6 months.

Ingredients: (these ingredients make 1 cocktail)

  • 45mls Bourbon
  • 45mls Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 30mls Chocolate Liqueur
  • Dash of Cream
  • Marshmallow Fluff (for rimming the glass)
  • Digestive Biscuit crumbs (for rimming the glass)

Method:

  1. Coat the rim of your Martini glass in Marshmallow fluff.
  2. One the edge is nice and stickied up roll the rim of the glass in a bowl of the biscuit crumbs.
  3. Fill a mixer with ice
  4. Add the Bourbon, Butterscotch Schnapps, Chocolate Liqueur and Cream and shake.
  5. Pour into the pre-decorated Martini glass and enjoy.

Raspberry Baileys Martini: 

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Ingredients: (these ingredients make 1 cocktail)

  • 60mls Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 8mls Smirnoff Raspberry Flavoured Vodka
  • Raspberries (Used for garnish) 

Methods:

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add the Baileys and Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka to the mixing glass.
  3. Shake well and then strain into a Martini glass
  4. Garnish your glass with a Raspberry.

Dirty Martini 

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Ingredients: (these ingredients make 1 cocktail)

  • 45mls Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
  • 1 splash olive juice
  • Olives to garnish

 Method:

  1.  Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add the Smirnoff and Olive Juice
  3. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass
  4. Garnish with the amount of olives of your choice

Hope you all enjoy these recipes and have a tip top Martini day! 🙂 we know we will!! ;-p

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