The #Tweetini

We’ve had a request, of sorts, from @Jennifer_JJ for a #Tweetini – and we put this together and it’s actually pretty tasty (considering we just sort of quickly whipped this up)…

Ingredients
1 part vodka
1 part blue curacao
1/2 part cinnamon schnapps
2 parts white cranberry juice

Combine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake, serve in cocktail glass – garnish with a maraschino cherry or two.

Hopefully sometime soon we’ll have a #Madtini #Tweetini #Tweetup!

Happy 2010 Everyone :)

Week 14: The Zentini

madtini_zentini_week14I must remain calm, I must get through the next 39 weeks before the premiere of Season 4 of Mad Men. I can always watch Season 1 & 2 DVDs, I can dress up my cats like the Sterling Cooper account team – would you like another yummy-kitty-treat Lil Kenny Cosgrove? See, I’m already starting to lose it, I don’t even have cats!!

The end of Season 3 was awesome, seeing our favorite characters come together to stage the Agency Coup and seeing the beginnings of the new Sterling Cooper Draper & Pryce take shape was exciting. We’ll start coping tonight by watching the remake of The Prisoner and somehow we’ll hold on to March for the equally great Breaking Bad (but we have no plans to introduce any form of meth to our cocktail mix) :-/

So, let’s all remain calm, stick together and support each other – and of course enjoy weekend cocktails. Tonight its the appropriately named ‘Zentini’.

Recipe

1 1/2 oz of white rum we have Bacardi!)
1/2 oz of lime juice
1/2 oz of triple sec
1/2 oz of blue curacao

Combine the ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass full of crushed ice.

Cheers as always from Madtini World Party Headquarters

The Wild Rumpus Cocktail

The Wild Rumpus Cocktail

The Wild Rumpus Cocktail

Having gone to see Where The Wild Things Are on Friday, @randymatheson and I decided to create a “Wild Rumpus Cocktail” tonight for week #10 of Mad Men.

Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are” was first published in 1963 – the current year on the Mad Men series. Can you imagine what sorts of ideas that book would put into Miss Sally Draper’s overactive imagination? Or perhaps Bobby Draper would be inspired to become a real character and not Sally’s shadow.

So what then would one put into a cocktail called the Wild Rumpus? We figured rum had to be in a Wild Rumpus so white rum is the base. And when considering that the Wild Things themselves seem to be a little of this and a little of that … what with mixing horns and feathers and scales and fur… we figured we’d just toss a little of this and a little of that into a cocktail shaker and see what happened. After all… a wild rumpus has no limits… it has no agenda… it’s just a rumpus feeling the joy of being a rumpus…

So… here we go… The Wild Rumpus:

2 parts white rum

2 parts blue curacao

2 parts cranberry juice

a dash of lime juice

Violently toss all of the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Violently shake it, toss it, dance around and howl like a Wild Thing. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

We love the crazy purply colour this turned out to have. And to quote Max… Let the Wild Rumpus begin!

I’ve got the Blues… the Caribbean Blues (week #7)

caribbeanbluesWe’re on week 7… and we’ve decided to expand our palette of cocktail colour and bring on the blue, specifically Curaçao Blue – and introduce a little vodka to the proceedings as well. This week’s cocktail of the week is the Caribbean Blues.

If you don’t know (and I didn’t before now) Curaçao liqueurs are traditionally made from dired peels of the laraha cutrus fruit, a fruit similar to an orange – named after the Dutch island of Curaçao. To create the liqueur, the laraha peels are dried, bringing out their sweetly fragranced oils.  After soaking in a still with alcohol and water for several days, the peels are removed and other spices are added.  The blue colour is totally decorative (it does look purty) but the orange flavour still jumps right out at you.

Cheers and bottoms up from the lounge at Madtini World Headquarters!

Information from Wikipedia

Caribbean Blues (serves 4 – or 2 here at Madtini)

1 1/2 oz vodka

1/2 oz Blue Curaçao

1/2 oz dry vermouth

crushed ice

Mixed all ingredients gradually, serve over crushed ice for best results.