Southside Royale Champagne Cocktail

Southern Royale Champagne Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Champagne, or sparkling wine
  • Sprig of mint


Add the gin, simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake then strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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5 Essential Drink Links You May Missed This Week

5 Drink Links - February 12Bieber, chocolate, diamonds and champagne… these are a few of our favorite things. OK yes Madtini readers, I may be stretching it a bit on the whole Bieber thing. But as proud Canadians here at Madtini, we so swell-up a bit with National pride at every TMZ or ET mention of our cutest export. And now, suppressing our schoolgirl squeals, here’s our weekly collection of 5 Essential Drink Links you may have missed this week.

Quench your Bieber Fever with a (virgin) cocktail

Just in time for Grammy night, Nate Wiger, resident mixologist at Hollywood hotspot Drai’s has come up with the Biebertini, a virgin cocktail inspired by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.

The $22,ooo Cocktail. Now that’s a garnish!

If you’re into splurging on that special someone this Valentine’s Day, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo has the ultimate splurge, the US $22,000 Ritz Diamond Martini, complete with a one-carat diamond. Oh, it also has Grey Goose vodka with a hint of lime.

Kick off your Valentine’s Day celebration with a Champagne Cocktail

The Wall Street Journal has a list of 3 classic (yet simple-to-prepare) champagne cocktails you can throw together to impress your loved one.

Did somebody say chocolate?

Whether you’re looking for a special chocolate treat for that special someone on Valentine’s Day or just something to enjoy on your own on a Saturday night, BlogTO has a list of the best destinations for Toronto Chocoholics.

One year later, celebrating the Vancouver Olympic cocktails

To celebrate the anniversary of the Games, Yew Restaurant + Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel is showcasing the three signature cocktails that bartender Justin Taylor and his team produced during the Vancouver Olympics. Each cocktail represents a Canadian city that has hosted the games.

Bonus link – Madtini’s 5 Kissable Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

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12 Days of Madtini Holiday Cocktails #4: Poinsettia Cocktail

Poinsettia Cocktail
The Poinsettia has become a symbol of Christmas throughout the world. Its association with the holiday began in 16th century Mexico, where the plant originates. The legend follows that a young girl too poor to provide a gift for Jesus’s birthday gathered what she thought were weeds alongside the road and placed them in front of the church altar. Soon the weeds transformed into beautiful crimson poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico have used the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern symbolized the Star of Bethlehem, and the crimson red colour represents the blood sacrifice of Jesus.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz prosecco
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 strips orange zest


Combine prosecco, vodka and cranberry juice in a large-stemmed wine glass. Add the crushed ice and stir gently as the mixture becomes completely chilled. Drop in the strips of orange and serve to your eager guests.

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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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