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Shaken, Not Stirred

Day 4 of the Paleo Iron Chef competition is Salmon.  I decided not to prepare something new for this one, and submitted the Salmon with Grapefruit-Pink Peppercorn Glaze recipe – it’s such a wonderful dish.

So, this week’s Spin Cycle is all about cocktails.  I used to post a lot of cocktail recipes – it all started when this was a very young blog and I mentioned that my husband made me chocolate martinis and someone asked me to post the recipe for it.

So I did.  And because Beloved is as talented with a cocktail shaker as he is with, um, other things, asking him to make me something “fun” and posting the results here became something of a regular feature.

Alas, the days of sugary, brightly colored foo-foo drinks are (mostly) past us – when we drink, it’s mostly wine; if we order a cocktail while dining out, it’s usually a martini made with Hendrick’s gin.  But all of the recipes are still here, if you wish to peruse and make them.

May I suggest the margarita?  Cinco de Mayo will be upon us before we know it.

Hell, have two – you don’t need to remember what you did that day.

Beloved’s Deadly Margaritas

Bloodytini

Bora Bora Martini

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

Chocolate Martini

Creamsicle Martini

Hendrick’s Martini

Hot Toddy

Kitchen Sink Martini

Melontini

OH!-tini

Purple People Eater Martini

Raspberry Cosmopolitan

Red-Headed Stepchild Martini

Very Blueberry Martini


13 comments

Nadine says:

I love it when the drink sneaks up on me… a panty dropper!

Darling Daughter says:

BEWARE THE MARNAGRITA! It WILL make you wear a lampshade on your head. Proven fact.

VandyJ says:

Some of these sound way to yummy. Especially the chocolate ones.

Gretchen says:

Oh, I knew that you and Beloved would not disappoint! I see a Creamsicle Martini in my very near future. Now you need to work on creating some kind of Paleotini! I challenge you! Maybe something with coconut milk in it!

Alex says:

I never really got ‘into’ drinking before I sort of gave it up, so I don’t really know the full extent of what I’m missing out on! I do occasionally have some red wine, or hard cider, though.
Looks like it would be tough to keep such a fierce drink mixer at bay!!

I think I need to test that lampshade theory… Thanks, DD!

Michele says:

I’m blaming Be for JR’s vanilla vodka habit.

I don’t think you ever told me Be was talented with “other things.”
: )

Be says:

I can’t believe some of the stuff we once had in our cupboards to make these!

Andrea says:

Alas, perhaps when I’m 21 ;)

Lisa says:

But you could invent some NON-sweet martinis, whereby I would love you even more than I do now. With ginger, for example. Or pepper or vanilla or lavender.

I’m going to have to stock up on some ingredients and make some of these! Think it’d be bad if I make them all on the same night? ;)

Be says:

Not as bad as you’d feel the morning after!

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