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


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.

Liquid Breakfast – the French Toast Martini

French Toast Martini
If I remember my Sunday School lessons right, (and there’s no guarantee of that) on the seventh day god rested, but just before he did that he created the all-day breakfast. If you’re in Toronto and its 3:30am and you’re just heading home from an evening’s debauchery – or, you’re a local wannabe rockstar or amateur intoxicologist waking up at 4pm in the afternoon – the first place you’re taking your ravenous appetite to is Fran’s Restaurant.

Fran’s started out nearly 70 years ago in Buffalo, NY by Francis Deck and his older brother Greg. (yes Virginia, Fran is a dude). Greg was running a chain of nearly 50 Deco Restaurants just in the Buffalo area alone. Fran and his wife Ellen started to open Deco Restaurants outside of Buffalo, including one at Toronto’s Yonge & St. Clair in 1940 that became the original Fran’s. The restaurant has since become an institution in Toronto, and the term ‘meet you at Fran’s’ is a commonly mumbled phrase among the late night party crowd.

My favorite meal at Fran’s has to be the French Toast (here’s Fran’s menu). Made with thick slices of bread and dusted with cinnamon and/or icing sugar – and of course ordered with a side of peameal bacon. During the holidays this year it seems that the Madtini crew is waking up a bit later everyday, so we decided to see if we could come up with something that tasted close to French Toast, but in its liquorious form. We did find a drink online at 1001 Cocktails and it turned out to come pretty close. The addition of cinnamon and icing sugar topped the drink off nicely. Now if we can just figure out how to add bacon.

Cheers and Happy Holidays from Madtini.


  • 1 1/2 oz Baileys
  • 1 1/2 oz Goldschläger
  • 1 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of Icing Sugar

Add the Baileys, Goldschläger and Butterscotch Schnapps in a cocktail shaker with 3-4 ice cubes. Shake several times to combine the liquids, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a pinch of cinnamon and icing sugar. I hope you made two or you’re unlikely to be very popular with your house guests.

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Note to the purists: we know we are playing fast and loose with the term Martini these days. We can assure you we know that the classic gin and olive martini will always be our favorite.

Raspberry Vodka Mudslide

Raspberry Vodka Mudslide

Raspberry Vodka Mudslide

Oh my, what to with the Raspberry Beret flavored vodka left over from Easter? Why not try a classic mudslide with the fresh flavor of raspberry? Done!

2 oz Raspberry Vodka (of course)
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey’s
white chocolate shavings

Add the Raspberry Vodka, Kahlua and Baileys to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and sprinkle white chooclate shavings on top

The Winner – Madtini Cocktail Smackdown II

Baileys Chocolate Martini

Baileys Chocolate Martini

It was close but the delicious Bailey’s Chocolate Martini squeaked out a win over the Kiwitini and the Red Hot Chilitini. We’ll be back on March 6 with another Madtini Cocktail Smackdown! :)

Competitor 2 – Bailey’s Chocolate Martini

  • 2 oz Bailey’s
  • 1 oz crème de cacao
  • 1 oz vodka
  • Mint sprig

Add Bailey’s, Creme de Cacao and Vodka to cocktail shaker full of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add a sprig of fresh mint.

Cheers and happy February from Madtini World Headquarters!

Madtini Cocktail Smackdown II – Feb 06

Madtini Cocktail Smackdown II

Kiwi Martini VS. Bailey's Chocolate Martini VS. Red Hot Chili Martiini

Welcome to the second Madtini Cocktail Smackdown. Tonight we went for a wide variety of flavours and it turned into a three-way battle for the ages, from sweet to hot to fruity to chocolatey. Which drink will reign supreme, vote now on the Twtpoll below!

Competitor 1 – Kiwi Martini (Kiwitini)

  • 3 oz vodka
  • Juice from Half a lime
  • Tspn of simple syrup

Muddle one kiwi in a cocktail shaker with simple syrup. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lice of kiwi

Competitor 2 – Bailey’s Chocolate Martini

  • 2 oz Bailey’s
  • 1 oz crème de cacao
  • 1 oz vodka
  • Mint sprig

Add Bailey’s, Creme de Cacao and Vodka to cocktail shaker full of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add a sprig of fresh mint.

Competitor 3 – Red Hot Chilitini

  • 1 chili pepper
  • 2 oz vodka
  • nectarine
  • ½ oz simple syrup

Clean chillies, remove seeds, muddle the chili with nectarine with simple syrup and Vodka. Shake well with ice, strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with sugar.