Monday, January 31, 2011

Me-Time Mondays: Martinis, Manicures, Music and More

Martini Monday

Nothing like kicking the week off with a little fun. And what's more fun than the occasional martini? Over the years I have enjoyed experimenting with various ingredients making my own delicious martinis, both savoury and sweet.

Pictured below:
Winter Wonderland Mertini*

1 oz. premium vodka
1 1/2 oz. Irish Cream**
big splash of: cream, or half & half, or milk (your preference)
small splash of pure vanilla extract

Shake (or stir) ingredients with crushed ice. Strain and pour beverage into a chilled martini glass. Garnish by sprinkling cinnamon on top and add a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

*partially named after my sister-in-law, Mercy
**who made and bottled simply delicious Irish Cream as Christmas gifts