Valentine’s Cocktail: Forever Honeymooners Cocktail

Forever Honeymooners Cocktail photo

Forever Honeymooners Cocktail

Your friends the amateur intoxicologists here atMadtini Research Laboratories have come up with a number of Madtini Original cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This, the fifth of our Valentine’s Day Passion Potions, celebrates love everlasting. That rare form of passion that lasts forever.

We’ve all seen those people, the ones who are still head-over-heels in love after decades of marriage. The fires are still burning deep and strong…

… so strong that people around them can feel the electricity…

… who’s kids (and grandkids) think… “geesh, get a room!”

… this cocktail is for those long-time, forever, eternal lovers.

Forever Honeymooners Cocktail

  • 2 ounces sparkling wine
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • slice of blood orange

Equal parts of sparkling wine and champagne in a cocktail glass. Garnish with blood orange.


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Valentine’s Cocktail: Sinful Cinntini

Sinful Cinntini Cocktail photo

Sinful Cinntini

Your friends the amateur intoxicologists here at Madtini Research Laboratories have come up with a number of Madtini Original cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This, the third of our Valentine’s Day Passion Potions, has …

a little sizzle

a little zing

a little spice

Just like the red hot cinnamon hearts that give this cocktail it’s name. The combination of cinnamon and champagne really sizzles… when you drop the cinnamon hearts into it … mmmm…. the sizzling begins….

Sinful Cinntini Cocktail

  • 1 ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 ounce sparkling wine
  • 3 cinnamon hearts

In a cocktail glass pour cinnamon schnapps, then sparkling wine, then drop 3 cinnamon hearts in. The cinnamon hearts create a sizzling reaction with the sparkling wine creating a sinfully stunning cocktail.

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Valentine’s Cocktail: Your Bloody Valentine

Your Bloody Valentine Cocktail

Your Bloody Valentine Cocktail

Your friends the amateur intoxicologists here at Madtini Research Laboratories have come up with a number of Madtini Original cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This, the first of our Valentine’s Day Passion Potions, tastes of sweet juicy peaches, tingly sparkling champagne with just a hint of citrus. A gorgeous red slice of blood orange gives the cocktail it’s name.

We promise it’s just the thing to set your sweetheart’s heart aflutter…

Your Bloody Valentine

  • 1/2 ounce peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces sparkling wine
  • 1 wedge blood orange

In a cocktail glass place a thick wedge of blood orange then pour first the peach schnapps then the sparkling wine on top.


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To the Groundhog… oh yes, and World Peace

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks

Happy Groundhog Day, but it looks we’ll have to keep the snow shovels handy as Punxsutawney Phil, Shubenacadie Sam and Wiarton Willie all saw their shadow predicting six more weeks of winter – and six more weeks of indoor drinking.

How the heck did we become reliant on psychic rodents to predict the emergence of spring in the first place? Well, let’s blame the Germans, Groundhog Day has its origins in ancient European weather lore, where they used a badger or sacred(?) bear as the predictor instead of the lowly groundhog. The holiday began anew in North America as a Pennsylvanian German custom in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the movie Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) travels reluctantly to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the Groundhog Day celebrations. What he didn’t know was he was cursed to be repeat the same day over and over again. In one attempt to get close to his producer Rita (played by Andie McDowell) he joins her in a bar and shares her favorite drink, a sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist. After repeating this scene over and over, Phil uses the information from previous days conversation to his advantage in the following scene

Phil: Yeah I’ll have a sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist.
Rita: I’ll have the same, thats my favorite drink.
Phil: Mine too, it reminds me of Rome…in the evening when the sun lights the buildings.
Rita: what should we drink to?
Phil: I always drink to world peace.
Rita: World peace…

Sweet Vermouth is a white wine with brandy and infused with herbs, flowers, fruit peels and other plants that give it a unique flavour. It is a popular apertif in Europe, but it not often used straight in North America.

The Groundhog Day Vermouth Cocktail
– Double Old-Fashion cocktail glass filled with ice
– Pour sweet vermouth over ice
– Stir and twist lemon peel over the glass
– Serve with a cocktail straw and lemon twist as garnish

Cheers to the Groundhog and World Peace!