Cocktail Recipe: Dirty Blue Goose Martini from Vino’s Ristorante

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#dirtymartini #greygoose #bluecheese #olives
The Dirty Blue Goose Martini from Vino’s Ristorante.

Today’s cocktail recipe is my favorite martini from my favorite local Italian restaurant, Vino’s!
It’s the “Blue Goose,” which is a Dirty Grey a Goose Martini with Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives.

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Blue Goose Martini on the Vinos menu

 

Cocktail Recipe: Dirty Blue Goose Martini from Vino's Ristorante
 
Ingredients
  • 3 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • ½ oz olive brine
  • Blue cheese-stuffed olives (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients (except olives) into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with stuffed olives.

 

Check out this video from Grey Goose Vodka, showing you how to make a Dirty Martini! 🙂

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Cocktail Recipe: Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

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A Bloody Mary bar is the perfect brunch addition!

A Bloody Mary bar is the perfect addition to your weekend brunch. It’s a fun and interactive beverage idea that your guests will love!
Here’s what you need to make it! 🙂

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A Bloody Mary Bar with Major Peters Bloody Mary Mix.

Tomato juice. First things first…you can’t make a Bloody Mary without it! 🙂 I prefer to go old school and just do a basic tomato juice base, rather than a pre-made mix, and let everyone doctor it up with their spices and flavors to suit their own taste.

Vodka. You can go as fancy-shmancy OR as cheap as you like here. I go for a good bargain vodka, since it’s being mixed with other things. If you want to get really crazy, you can add Sriracha, Pepper, or Bacon flavored vodka!

Hot sauce. Spice it up! A Bloody Mary just isn’t the same without a little heat.

Spices. Salt, pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, chili powder, Worcestershire Sauce, liquid smoke.

Garnishes. Use one garnish in your glass, or 10! 🙂 The fun of a Bloody Mary bar is adding anything you want and going completely over-the-top! Celery, olives, limes, lemons, pearl onions, baby corn, pickles, pickled asparagus, cucumbers, carrot sticks, meat sticks, cheese.

And finally…here are some tips from our friends at Waitrose on how to make the perfect, classic Bloody Mary.


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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Irish Flag

St. Patrick’s Day is JUST around the corner! It’s one of my all time favorite holidays!
Ahh… I remember the good old days when I would, far in advance, arrange to have the day after off work, because of how “festive” I’d get …yeah, let’s call it “festive.” 🙂

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The holiday is a little more tame for us these days, but I still love all things St. Patty’s Day!
Here’s an awesome holiday drink recipe courtesy of drinkedin.net.

IRISH FLAG

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Ingredients
1 oz. creme de menthe
1 oz. Baileys Irish Creme
1 oz. Hennessy

Serve in a tall shot glass and enjoy! It’s so pretty!
Cheers! 😉

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