Christmastini, anyone?

10 12 2008

For some, like Santa and Bill O’Reilly, the spirit of Christmas comes naturally, but the rest of us need a little help getting in the holiday spirit. For this purpose, we bring you the Kamakaze Christmastini: Part sweet, part sour, and all the courage you’ll need to face another holiday get together with the three-ring circus that is your family.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Martini glasses, chilled
  • Grenadine
  • Pre-mixed Kamakaze shots, like DeKuyper Burst
  • Red or green decorative sugar
  • Marischino cherries (optional)

christmastini

Pour a small amount of the sugar into a shallow dish. Dampen the rim of the martini glass and dip into the sugar, then fill 2/3 full with Kamakaze mix. SLOWLY pour about half an ounce of grenadine into the glass, so that it does not mix with the Kamakaze and sits in the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve!

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10 responses

10 12 2008
Richard

I think I got a little buzz just from reading the post. Tis the season!

10 12 2008
johnbpt

YUM! Sounds vomilicious!

10 12 2008
The SofaKing

That does sound good! Ill be trying that one this Christmas for sure!

10 12 2008
Saskia

Might just have to convert so I can imbibe with Christmas themed drinks! Just found your site via a friend and excited to come back for more..

11 12 2008
acilius

Thanks for the recipe!

12 12 2008
Zen

Yummy.

Can you believe they sell pre-mixed apple martinis now?

16 12 2008
Alexis from Martha Stewart Living Radio

OMG, I love sweet and sour drinks. Loooove this recipe!

16 12 2008
mjennings26

Wow, that sounds good. Thanks for the recipe!

16 12 2008
dianasantos

Thanks so much! I am have Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and New Years Day at my house – these sound yummy to serve to my guests and I think I’ll need to drink a FEW of these for myself!

DianasNeighborhood.com

17 12 2008
Melissa Leeanne

Another pretty drink for the holiday season? Order a “Jade Slipper” in a bar. It is a melon-tini with a cherry for garnish. Or, to make it yourself…

Fill a shaker half with ice.
Pour one shot vodka (your choice).
Pour one shot Midori (or other melon liqueur).
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice (half a small lemon).
Add a half a shot worth of Sour.
Shake.
Serve by straining into a chilled martini glass with a single cherry at the bottom.

It is a nice bright green and the red is a lovely contrast. Impress your friends.

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