Friday Night Madtini – The Jade Cocktail

Jade Cocktail

Jade Cocktail

For this week’s Friday Night Madtini we’re pulling out our ‘Go-To’ Guide to drinks – Complete Home Bartender’s Guide: 780 Recipes for the Perfect Drink by Salvatore Calabrese. The Jade cocktail is a gorgeous and elegant shade of green and the taste of lime will give you a healthy kick in the flavor buds to get your weekend started.

Cheers and have a happy weekend!

Recipe
Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 oz white Bacardi rum
  • 1/2 oz green creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz blue caracao
  • 2/3 oz lime cordial
  • dash of gomme syrup

Preparation
Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass by rubbing a wedge of lime around it. Dip the rim in a small plate covered in superfine sugar to create a frosted rim. Add the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass.

The Friday Night Madtini – The Jade Cocktail

Jade Cocktail

Jade Cocktail

Taken from our “go-to” book, The Complete Home Bartender’s Guide by Salvatore Calabrese, the Jade is an lush and elegant shade of green. It’s delicious to drink and the lime gives it you an extra kick in the flavor buds.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz green creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz blue caracao
  • 2/3 oz lime cordial
  • dash of gomme syrup

Preparation
Moisten the rim of the glass by rubbing a lime wedge around it. Dip it into a small plate of superfine sugar to create the frosted rim. Pour the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and then strain into the cocktail glass.

Welcome to the weekend. Cheers!

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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The Pistachio Rumba! (Happy Birthday Laura @Pistachio Fitton!)

Pistachio Rumba Cocktail

@Pistachio Rumba!

In honour of my dear friend Laura “Pistachio” Fitton’s birthday today we mixed up a cocktail just for her. The Pistachio Rumba!

While this isn’t an original Madtini cocktail it did require a little extra detective work. We searched a couple of grocery stores and came up empty handed for the key ingredient for this creamy cocktail – pistachio ice cream!

We finally managed to locate pistachio ice cream at a nearby ice cream shop… giddy with success I managed to drop the container of ice cream on the way out the door… but the lid stayed on, the ice cream survived, and we made it home safely without further incident.

The Pistachio Rumba is slightly nutty, sweet without being too sweet, and definitely memorable – in other words exactly like @Pistachio

Happy Birthday, Laura! Have a fabulously nutty, sweet, memorable year!

Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream!

Pistachio Rumba

3 tablespoons pistachio ice cream

2 oz white rum

Combine ice cream & rum in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, shake, strain into cocktail glass and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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