I just love drinking my dessert with these Red Velvet Cake Martinis made with red velvet cake mix! There is just so much less cleanup and wait time involved this way…just pure instant, delectable gratification! A touch of cream cheese frosting to the tops of the martini glasses before a good shake and pour is the only work you have to do. The beautiful color of this drink makes these the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail! …
These Strawberry Bellinis are a refreshing bubbly treat to bring in your New Year or for any celebration. I just can’t get enough of these and love the combination of strawberry puree, brandy and moscato sparkling wine! You can also substitute your favorite brand of champagne or make them without the brandy for a great brunch cocktail. …
This Baileys Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the perfect Christmas Eve cocktail. You can easily make a batch for the kids without the alcohol and add the Baileys and Peppermint Schnapps to your drink! I just love hot chocolate in the wintertime and why not add a little kick to it? This drink is so festive and beautiful when you top it with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and Andes Mint Chips.
I had quite the cocktail disaster yesterday which caused Saturated Saturday to turn into Stumbling Sunday. I spent the better part of an hour constructing a cute little marshmallow snowman to stick out of a marshmallow martini. It ended up looking like a dead snowman floating in a hot tub. The thing would just not stay down…oh was I agitated! On the plus side, my daughter had a good time making her own snowman. By that, I mean she squeezed out an entire tube of decorating icing on one marshmallow. This was after she hid my Twizzlers (for the snowman’s scarf) in the coat closet. Somehow, she magically remembered where they were when I told her she could help me make them. She had absolutely no idea regarding the Twizzler’s whereabouts on the prior day. LOL…well at least I had this drink to cheer myself up!
Anyhow, this is my second photoshoot for this drink as well. I just really wasn’t happy with the first one I took in front of the Christmas tree. It really was a lighting nightmare. In the end, I am glad that this drink made it on the blog just in time for the holidays. I have really been in the mood for chocolate and peppermint. It all started with my Andes Chocolate Mint Pancakes. These babies are to die for!
Be sure to check out my Saturated Saturday Cocktail Page for more great ideas to stay warm…vodka please!
- 2 C. 2% or Whole Milk
- 2 Shots of Baileys 3 oz.
- 1 Shot of Peppermint Schnapps 1.5 oz.
- 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- Chocolate Sauce
- Whipped Cream
- Andes Mint Chips
Add milk to a small sauce pan on Medium Heat; stir and heat until milk comes close to a boil.
Stir in cocoa powder, sugar and salt; stir until lumps dissolve.
Stir in Baileys and Peppermint Schnapps; remove from heat.
Serve in coffee mugs topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and Andes Mint Chips (optional).
Orange Cranberry Mimosa Floats are so beautiful and festive for the holiday season! Just use your favorite bottle of champagne, add some cranberries, orange sherbet and a dash of cranberry juice. There is no reason to limit yourself …have one for brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack. The sweet bubbly texture of the champagne is perfection with the sherbet. I don’t think I will be making another mimosa without turning it into a float…another yum situation! …
This Eggnog Maple Martini is the perfect holiday cocktail! The Eggnog is made with the addition of pure maple syrup for an added touch of sweetness. Just add a bit of Rum Chata and Vanilla Vodka for a dreamy, creamy, martini delight! Top off your martini rim with a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar and you will never want plain eggnog again!
I seriously can’t believe that it is Christmas next month and Thanksgiving is in less than 2 weeks. This may have something to do with the fact that we are still having weather in the 60’s here in the St. Louis area. I am definitely not complaining here…I will take it! It is quite the conundrum trying to figure out what the heck to wear everyday. You never know when the cold weather is going to creep up on you. Did I mention that I am also a little bit obsessed with fashion? I would seriously love to start a fashion blog someday, but for now I have my hands full with the social work job, food blog and 2 little kiddos.
Speaking of kiddos, we had another lovely incident last night. I was busy in the kitchen whipping up my favorite baked salmon with pesto and mushroom risotto, when I realized is was way too quiet. My husband peered in the living room and found 2 mini chefs hard at work. They were pouring honey everywhere…well I guess some of it did make it into a pot they stole from the kitchen! My one year old looked like she had the hairdo from “There’s Something About Mary”. My 4 year old must be having cooking withdrawals. I can’t wait to make Christmas cookies with her this year.
Are you still planning your Thanksgiving Day menus? I have a couple of desserts that will knock your guests’ socks off….Pumpkin Amaretto Crème Brulee and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Poke Cake! Mama Mia…these are SO good! I am also going to attempt to take some pictures (pending kiddo cooperation) of my Cranberry Bread Pudding with Orange Bourbon Sauce for next week’s post. May I also suggest pairing one of these dreamy desserts with a nice warm, Spiked Pumpkin Latte? 🙂
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/3 C. White Sugar
- 2 C. Whole Milk
- 1/4 C. Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Rum Chata
- Vanilla Vodka
- Brown Sugar/Cinnamon for Garnishment
To Make the Eggnog:
In a large mixing bowl; whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
In a small saucepan; add whole milk, maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Stir continuously on medium/high heat until mixture begins to boil.
Remove from heat and slowly pour into the egg mixture; whisk together.
Return mixture to saucepan on medium heat; continue stirring continuously for around 5 minutes.
Strain mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours.
To Make the Martini:
Prepare martini glasses by dipping the rim in maple syrup and then a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Add around 1 C. ice to a cocktail shaker.
Add 2 parts Eggnog, 1 part Vanilla Vodka, 1 part Rum Chata.
Shake vigorously for 1 minute.
Pour into prepared martini glasses.
Lightly sprinkle top with cinnamon.
Happy Halloween!!! This Orange Apple Cider Hot Toddy is the ultimate soothing cold weather cocktail! It is a sure way to warm you up after a cool and rainy night. It is easily made with apple cider, fresh orange juice, Amaretto, bourbon and cinnamon. The Amaretto is a welcome sweet addition to this warm cocktail and blends beautifully with the cider and orange flavors.
We are going pink with these White Chocolate Cranberry Pink Martinis in honor of breast cancer awareness month. These martinis are sooo delicious with Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Whipped Cream Vodka, Cranberry Juice and a splash of Grenadine for added pinkness! You will love how creamy and delightful these are.
I had to celebrate Saturated Saturday pretty early this morning. I decided that I really didn’t like the lighting of the pictures I took yesterday evening and needed to redo them. Oh the struggles of having to drink early in the morning…what can you do? Actually, part of my drink is quietly sitting in the fridge calling my name now. That is one great thing about a martini, you can put everything in a shaker, shake it up and save it for later if necessary. I can tell you as I am drinking it now…it is still delicious! Oh my foodness…the combination of White Chocolate and Cranberry is amazing!
My passion for dessert marinis is probably becoming pretty apparent to everyone at this point. If you are obsessed with them too, you have come to the right blog! Top 5 reasons to drink a dessert martini now…1) only requires 1 or 2 for a good time 2) is complete heaven in a glass 3) Um yeah, it’s dessert and a drink 4)#putthecakedownanddrinkitinstead 5) so much faster to make a martini then to bake a cake!
If you plan on making this delight…check out my White Cake Martini that also has Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur in the recipe. You should also check out my other cocktail posts on my Saturated Saturday page. CHEERS!!!
- 1/2 C. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
- 1/2 C. Whipped Cream Vodka
- 1 C. Cranberry Juice
- 1 Tsp. Grenadine
- Optional Garnishment:
Add 1 C. of Ice to a cocktail Shaker.
Add Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Whipped Cream Vodka, Cranberry Juice and Grenadine to the shaker.
Shake vigorously for around 30 seconds.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with frozen cranberries on top or a cocktail pic with cranberries
A Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Martini is a great cocktail to make for the holiday season. This martini has the perfect combination of pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, Creme De Cocoa, and Butterscotch Schnapps. I am all about drinking my desserts lately and this one satisfies my sweet tooth and need for a good cocktail after a long week #ILoveSaturatedSaturday! If you love a good dessert martini, you have come to the right place!…
No need to eat all your trick-or-treaters’ candy this year with this Candy Corn Martini! This is so creamy, dreamy and yumma, yumma, yumma! I made my first infused vodka with candy corn for this recipe and added a hint of butterscotch schnapps, half and half and pineapple juice. I think it is time to make another batch of this candy corn vodka…just in case the craving strikes me tomorrow while I am busy concocting my next cocktail….
I can’t think of a better cocktail in the fall than this Apple Cider Moscato Sangria! It is such a beautiful drink to serve to your guests and so simple to make. It has red moscato, apple cider and seasonal fruits including; apples, cranberries and black cherries. I am such a fan of the sweetness of moscato wine and it blends so harmoniously with apple cider and fruit. You can easily make this cocktail with a dry red wine if you prefer your drink a little less sweet….