Love Potions – Bloody Passion

Love Potions - Bloody Passion Cocktail

As Valentine’s Day approaches passions are burning and this seductive cocktail will help fan the flames.
The Bloody Passion Cocktail is featured in the chapter “Passion’s Promise” in the new Madtini book Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktails for Valentine’s Day available now at Amazon.

A mixture of Hpnotiq passion fruit liqueur, pineapple juice and a just a dash of grenadine give this drink a gorgeous colour and a lush fruity taste that’s sure to ignite your Valentine’s passions.

Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day

BLOODY PASSION COCKTAIL

Glass: Old Fashioned Glass
2 oz/60 ml Hpnotiq Liqueur
2 oz/60 ml Pineapple Juice
Dash of Grenadine
Mix the Hpnotiq, pineapple juice and a few splashes of grenadine in an ice filled highball glass.

Love Potions – Ball of Fire

Madtini Love Potions - Ball of FIre

If this cinnamony, spicy cocktail doesn’t set your passions on fire, we don’t know what will.
This spicy, hot Valentine’s Day cocktail is from the chapter “Spicing Things Up” in our new Madtini book Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktails For Valentine’s Day available at Amazon.

A mix of cinnamon schnapps, Southern Comfort, Tabasco Sauce and a cinnamon schnapps soaked cherry bring both spicy heat and southern sweet to the Ball of Fire. This will surely start the fires of love.

Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day

BALL OF FIRE

Glass: Martini glass
1 oz/30 ml Southern Comfort
3 oz/90 ml Cinnamon Schnapps
1 dash Tabasco Sauce
1 Cherry

Soak cherry in 1 oz of Cinnamon Schnapps in bottom of a martini glass for 5 minutes. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cherry.

Love Potions – Satin Sheets

Madtini Love Potions - Satin Sheets Cocktail 

Satin Sheets Cocktail is the first of the Valentine’s Day cocktails we’ve mixed up here at Madtini World Headquarters to celebrate not only Valentine’s Day, a day devoted to love, but also it’s the first of our featured Valentine’s Day cocktails from Madtini’s new book Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktails For Valentine’s Day now available at Amazon.

Satin Sheets is in the chapter “On Cloud 9″ from Love Potions – a chapter devoted to creamy, dreamy romantic cocktails. With a mixture of Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, Godiva Chocolate liqueur and milk served over ice – this chocolately cocktail is rich and delicious but is surprisingly not as sweet and heavy as you’d imagine.

Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day

SATIN SHEETS COCKTAIL

Glass: Old Fashioned Glass
1 oz/30 ml Kahlua
1 oz/30 ml Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz/30 ml Godiva Chocolate liqueur
3 oz/90 ml Milk
Mix Kahlua, Baileys and chocolate liqueurs into an ice filled old fashioned glass. Add milk to fill the glass. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

Chocolate Peppermint Stick

Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz – Creme de Cacao
  • 1 1/2 oz – Peppermint Schnapps
  • 3/4 oz – Cream
  • Peppermint candy cane

Preparation

Combine the cremde de cacao, peppermint schnapps and cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with a candy cane.

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Say Bonjour to 5 Delicious Grand Marnier Cocktails

Grand Marnier cocktails
We dedicate this edition of Madtini to the delicious orange French liqueur Grand Marnier. The liqueur was first created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle and is made from a blend of cognacs and the distilled skins of bitter oranges. Grand Marnier uses only variety of orange, the Citrus Bigardia which are grown on their own plantation in the Caribbean. The peels are dried in the sun and then macerated and distilled to release their essence. The results are combined with aged cognac to create the final liqueur.

We’re featuring five of the most delicious cocktails from the list featured on the Grand Marnier website. Á votre santé!

Grand Cosmopolitan
Grand Sidecar
Grand Romance
Grand Mojito
Grand Ginger


Grand Cosmopolitan

Madtini Grand Cosmopolitan Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 dash lemon juice

Preparation
Add the Grand Marnier, vodka, cranberry juice and lemon to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice.

Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Grand Sidecar

Madtini Grand Sidecar Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 3/4 oz cognac
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Preparation
Add the Grand Marnier, cognac and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice.

Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Grand Romance

Madtini Grand Romance Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash raspberry syrup*

Preparation
Add the Grand Marnier, cognac and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

*Raspberry Syrup Recipe
Ingredients

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Preparation
Add the berries, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 cup of water to a saucepan. Stir slowly ad you cook over medium heat for 4 minutes until berries begin to release their juices.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, turn down to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth lined strainer.

Return the liquid to the saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups sugar. Stir the sugar until it dissolves, then bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the stove and let cool. The syrup can be refrigerator and stored for up to 3 weeks in a tightly sealed container.


Grand Mojito

Madtini Grand Mojito Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Half lime
  • 7 mint leaves
  • Crushed ice

Preparation
In a tall glass, add Grand Marnier and mint leaves. Add fresh lime juice from half a lime. Add ice cubes and top off with soda water.

Grand Ginger

Madtini Grand Ginger

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • Wedge of lime
  • Ice cubes

Preparation
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, pour in the Grand Marnier. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger ale. Squeeze the lime wedge over the drink and then add the wedges to the glass.

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