Strawberry Martini
Strawberry Martini.



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May 2007

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Pink Cocktails

Special Mother’s Day Libations


Thank’s to Martin Miller’s Gin, we were able to “whip up” two pink cocktails in time for Mother’s Day. They use two sure-to-please-Mom ingredients, strawberries and roses.

Strawberry Martini



  • 2-1/2 shots gin

  • 1/2 shot strawberry liqueur (look for Volare Wild Strawberry Liqueur)

  • Fresh strawberry and lemon twist for garnish


  1. Add ingredients to a mixing glass full of ice, stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

  2. Garnish with a lemon twist and a strawberry.

Rose Petal Martini



  • 1-1/2 shots gin

  • 1/2 cup lychee juice

  • Rose petal for garnish


  1. Shake ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass.

  2. Garnish with a rose petal.
Rose Petal Martini
Rose Petal Martini.




  • 1-1/2 shots gin

  • 1/2 shot Calvados

  • 1/2 shot fresh pink grapefruit juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon passionfruit simple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine


  1. Shake ingredients in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled martini glass.

  2. Garnish with an apple chevron.


Rizzo Cocktail




Simple Syrup Recipe

While powdered sugar is the original ingredient, it is no longer used in most situations because simple syrup dissolves more readily in a cold beverage. You can make simple syrup easily and keep it on hand:

  • Using the proportion of 2 parts sugar to three parts water, fill a bottle almost halfway with sugar; add hot water.
  • Cover the top and shake well.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.

You also can find guarapo, sugar cane syrup, in Latin markets. Natural food stores also carry organic cane syrup.

Seville Chill
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