12 Days of Madtini Holiday Cocktails #3: Eggnog Martini

Eggnog MartiniThere are arguments over the origins of this iconic holiday drink. Some claim it was born in medieval England from a hot drink served in a carved wooden mug called a ‘noggin’. Another theory is that it came from ‘egg and grog’ a common drink during Colonial times made from milk and rum. Wherever it originated, it has become a staple of holiday celebrations ever since. This version is made with vodka and amaretto, giving it a hint of almond taste. Add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon for a celebration of spicy holiday aromas.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz eggnog
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz amaretto
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon

Preparation
Combine the eggnog, vodka and amaretto in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well then strain into a chilled martini glass. Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon on top and serve.

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Halloween Cocktails #3, Walk with a Zombie

Madtini Walk with a ZombieIts a week before Hallowe’en, but the thought of Zombies is never far from our minds here all year long at Madtini World Headquarters. We spent our Saturday afternoon undercover, as we walked arm in arm with the undead. Here are a few pictures to prove it. We are determined to be protected and not caught without supplies during the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. We’re stockpiling rum, gin, tequila and vodka,  making sure the doors and windows are heavily secured and that we have adequate ammunition very close at hand. Double Tap!

Even though #22 of the Rules of Zombieland clearly states ‘No Drinking’, we have to stay true to the rules of Madtini. Rule #1 at Madtini states ‘have a good time, but know your limits and play within them’. There’s nothing more embarrassing (and potentially fatal) than partying too hard and waking up to a zombie nibbling on your fingertips.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz golden rum
  • 1 oz 151 dark rum
  • 1/2 oz apricot brandy
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine

Preparation
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice except the 151 dark rum & grenadine. Shake well then strain into a tall cocktail glass. Add the 151 dark rum and grenadine to the top of the drink. Garnish with an orange wedge and two maraschino cherries.

Happy Hallowe’en from Madtini.

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The sun is going down, It’s Nuitini time!

Madtini Nuitini
Tonight is the fifth anniversary of Toronto’s all-night contemporary Nuit Blanche. Art installations will take over the streets, buildings, parks and courtyards throughout the city for 12 hours from 7pm to 7am. The Madtini crew is layering up and getting ready for a night of fun (and a whole lot of walking).

To help us stay up night we’re going to need a lot of coffee, so why not create a cocktail using it. We mixed up a delicious combination of strong black coffee, amaretto, cream, chambord and simple syrup, topped off with a healthy tablespoon of whipped cream. We’ve dubbed it the Nuitini.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 1 1/2 oz Cream
  • 3 oz strong dark coffee
  • 1/2 oz Chambord
  • 1 tbsp of simple syrup
  • whipped cream

Preparation
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a splash healthy tablespoon of whipped cream.

Cheers and see you on the streets tonight.

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Cookie Cocktails… The Macaroon Cookie Martini

Macaroon Cookie MartiniPosted with permission from The Martini Diva

Ingredients

  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • shredded coconut

Preparation
Dip the rim of the cocktail glass in the creme de cacao, then into the ground coconut, then chill the glass in the freezer until ready

Pour the rum, creme de cacao and amaretto into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until sufficiently chilled. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

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The Conga Line Cocktail – Cheers to Joan’s red dress!

Conga Line Cocktail

Conga Line Cocktail

It was Christmas in August on Mad Men last week and that meant the Christmas Office Party! Of course, it took an unexpected visit from Lee Garner Jr, heir to the Lucky Strikes fortune to get the real party started at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

But the party did indeed get started: drinks, food and Roger Sterling dressed as Santa Clause passing out cartons of cigarettes. Then there was the Congo Line, as Joan led the group around the office dressed in that red dress… in the words of Roger ‘that red dress with the bow in the back that made you look like a present.

The Mad Men fans here at Madtini Intoxicology Labs have been playing the conga line scene over and over in our heads. We decided to honor Joan the festive Conga Line with this delicious creamy blend of orange liqueur, amaretto and banana liqueur.

Cheers and happy cocktails from Madtini!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz grand marnier (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1/2 oz – Disaronno Amaretto
  • 1/2 0z – Creme de Banane
  • 1 oz half & half
  • Dash of Grenadine

Preparation

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Madtini’s Cocktails of Caribana – Dominican Loco

Dominican Loco

Dominican Loco

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz – Light Rum
  • 1/2 oz – Disaronno Amaretto
  • 1 oz – Coconut Cream
  • 1 tsp – Grenadine Syrup
  • 3 – 5 Dashes Milk
  • 1/2 oz – Fresh Pineapple Juice

Preparation
Combine ingredients in a blender with 4-5 ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garish with a wedge of pineapple, pineapple leaf and a maraschino cherry.

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