Halloween Cocktails #2, The Blood Lust Martini

The Blood Lust MartiniSeems these days you can swing a dead bat without hitting a creature of the night. Whether its the brooding Edward of Twilight fame or the brooding Bill of True Blood, vampires have never been hotter and the Blood Lust for these vamps has never been more intense.

The Blood Lust cocktail is an intense muddle of fresh berries and delicious berry liqueurs and based on our testing can be enjoyed safely in direct sunlight.


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Creme de Cassis
  • 1 oz Sweet & sour mix
  • 8-10 blueberries
  • 4 fresh blackberries
  • 4 fresh raspberries
  • 3 fresh strawberries, sliced and hulled

Muddle the berries together in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 2-3 maraschino cherries.

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Drink adapted from HalloweenEscapade.com

Strawberry-Basil Gin Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail Ingredients

  • 3 fresh strawberries
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 oz of gin
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/4 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz of simple syrup


Muddle the strawberries, basil and simple syrup in the cocktail shaker. Add 3 cubes of ice, the rest of the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

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Strawberry-Lime Margarita – Cinco de Mayo #2

Strawberry-Lime Margarita

Strawberry-Lime Margarita

Our Cinco de Mayo margarita posts continue. Next into the blender went the frozen strawberries… two drinks, lots of tequila and still all fingers intact.


  • 4 oz tequila (or just say when)
  • 16 oz frozen whole strawberries
  • 1/2 cup instant-dissolving sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz triple sec

Combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in the blender and pulse until they are chopped well. Next, stir the tequila, lime juice and triple sec in a separate glass. Gradually pour the mixture into the blender until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into cocktail glasses rimmed with coarse salt. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Valentine’s Cocktail: Temptation Temptini

Temptation Temptini Cocktail photo

Temptation Temptini

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 fourth of our Valentine’s Day Passion Potions, is the Temptation Temptini – strawberries dipped in chocolate fed to you by your love… who could resist such sweet temptation?

It’s everything that passion should be… sweet, decadent, irresistible temptation…

… as we can resist anything but temptation…

Temptation Temptini

  • 1 part white rum
  • 1 part creme de cacao
  • 2 parts Fruitopia “Strawberry Passion Awareness” frozen concentrate
  • dark chocolate (we used Cadbury)
  • fresh strawberry

In cocktail shaker combine white rum and creme de cacao with the frozen fruitopia concentrate until well blended.

Melt dark chocolate until it’s beginning to melt. Rim glass with a thick layer of the chocolate. Pour cocktail into the glass then garnish with a ripe fresh strawberry thickly coated in the chocolate.

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