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Purple People Eater Martini

Purple People Eater MartiniHappy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving – it was very, very tasty here at the Sushi Bar.  Tiring, too – I’ve been cooking non-stop since last Tuesday evening, and Saturday we decorated for Christmas.  Friday morning I was up at 4:45 a.m. to take Oldest Son to the airport, and was amazed at the amount of traffic on the roads at that time of the morning (Podunk tends to roll up the sidewalks at 9 p.m).  It took me a couple of minutes to realize it was the crazy astute Black Friday shoppers.  I don’t really understand it – the only thing that gets me up that early is the necessity of driving one of my offspring to the airport – but you’d have thought it was high noon, there were so many people out and about.

Which isn’t to say I didn’t go shopping Friday, despite my protestations that I wouldn’t – the siren call of the craft store, with it’s bounty of Christmas decorations for my new bookshelves in the making, was too much for me to resist.

You get pictures later.  Ahem.

Anyhoo, I tasked Beloved with being bartender Wednesday night while Darling Daughter and I finished our prep-work for The Big Day and made manicotti for dinner.  I’d wanted an Oh!-tini, but Beloved nixed that idea when he priced the Pama pomegranate liqueur (he said, quite correctly, that the holidays are already expensive enough as it is, and after my foray into the craft store on Friday I have to agree with him).  However, we did have some pomegranate-blueberry juice on hand (Beloved loves pomegranates so we almost always have some sort of juice) so the next thing I knew, he was setting one of these in front of us.

And it was GOOD. He didn’t know what to call it, but the color (and potency) made me dub it “The Purple People Eater” martini.

Make it and have a (responsible) good time.

Purple People Eater Martini

serves me and my adult children

1½ parts pear-flavored vodka (we used Absolute)

½ part amaretto (we used Disoronno)

1 part pomegranate-blueberry juice (we used Tropicana pure)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice and blend well; strain into chilled martini glasses and serve.


23 comments

Pseudo says:

when you publish your cookboook Jan – make sure you include a chapter on martinis. You have the best of the best featured on this blog.
.-= Pseudo´s last blog ..Holiday Letters and Snarky Advice =-.

Mmmm! I love pomegranate martinis and any version of them would be okay with me!
.-= Twenty Four At Heart´s last blog ..Seriously CBS? =-.

stoneskin says:

I hear the siren call of the Purple People Eater and now will probably get eaten. Looks like I picked the wrong day to wear purple.

Jan says:

This is SO good, y’all! But Pseudo, Beloved gets full credit for the martinis; for the most part, they are his concoctions.

LPC says:

Num! Of course we wouldn’t serve our underage children…:)
.-= LPC´s last blog ..Saturday Morning at 8:40am =-.

Michele says:

That sounds awesome!
.-= Michele´s last blog ..Cookbooks, a Recipe and Meatless Monday, Oh My! =-.

Pippa says:

That sounds scrumy, shall have to make one (or six) for my Mum this Christmas!
.-= Pippa´s last blog ..The Yummy Mummy with no tummy Challenge – Week Fifteen =-.

Jenni says:

I have to say, the only martini I like is extra dirty, extra dry, but I this one dose sound pretty tasty.
.-= Jenni´s last blog ..Tis the Season =-.

Jane Gaston says:

Well shit Jan, if I have to be responsible why even bother! Darn, and I wanted to try this…
.-= Jane Gaston´s last blog ..The Porcelain Doll =-.

Linda says:

Oh man! That looks awesome, Be! You’ll have to get Beloved to write up drinks to accompany the meals for that cookbook. Love me some Martinis. Gonna have to try this one.
.-= Linda´s last blog ..Shhh! I’m counting… =-.

Okay, so give Beloved his own chapter, but make sure you have a BIG chapter dedicated to your desserts!
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Erin says:

Wow. That seems totally yum.
Glad your turkey day went well.
.-= Erin´s last blog ..travels, feasts, and loving your people =-.

Be says:

Thanks all. And this one really was an inspiration and is a very tasty beverage. But I warn you that I think sometimes if I put a nipple on a bottle of vodka, Jan would call it good! ;)

Jan says:

Har, har dear. Now, a bottle of wine, maybe…

rubbish says:

Don’t think I’ve ever drank a Martini? Must try one soon.
.-= rubbish´s last blog ..Lemmy – a hero? =-.

Di says:

When we went to Maryland a few weeks ago and ate at a fine restaurant I wanted a daquiri sooo badly. All they served was martinis which I am not a fan of. I know there’s been a martini craze the past few years, but dang… no daquiris? I was highly disappointed.

Your martini is quite festive looking though!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
.-= Di´s last blog ..How Disappointing =-.

Linda Tustin says:

Dirty and Dry is my favorite too. Hard Core. LOL

That settles it. Next year, I’m coming to your house.
.-= Smart Mouth Broad´s last blog ..MY THANKSGIVING PRAYER =-.

Lori says:

Sounds yummy. I agree…when you write your cookbook you will have to include a chapter of Beloveds drinks…and if you guys would get really brave and have your own cooking show…he could be making you these fabulous drinks while your cooking. Now wouldn’t that be entertaining? :) XX Lori
.-= Lori´s last blog ..Adventures at Birkwood Forrest =-.

Be says:

LOL – ya think they would have a cooking show where all I’d have to do is drink? I’m there!

This sounds really good; I love amaretto!
I haven’t had a martini since an episode 4 Christmases ago….
But this makes me want to try again.
.-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..Canine Confession =-.

I wish I liked sweet alcohol laden drinks. *sigh*
.-= Midlife Slices´s last blog ..The Accidental Project =-.

I already knew Beloved was a keeper, but now? His martini concoction(s) confirm it. ;)

I’m writing this down and am SO going to try it (responsibly) soon! :)
.-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..The Curse of the Pre-Lit Christmas Tree =-.

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