I had literally no mixers and I’m not much of a fan of Alcohol only cocktails, so the stuff I bought today; raspberries, soda water, mint, grapefruit, Irish cream 70cl (£4.30)!, pineapple, apple, orange, and grapefruit juice, all these ingredients will allow me to make Appletini, Rising Sun, Elephants Mudbath, and Valentine Martinis!
First off, I love Vanilla Vodka and burn through it with all my Pornstar Martinis and Chocolate Martinis and as the stuff isn’t cheap I looked into making my own using Vanilla pods and Vodka.
I cut down the vanilla pods then placed them in the vodka, I have to shake the bottle every day for at least a week and keep it in a cool dark place as well as turning the bottle upside on alternative days, hopefully it’ll taste more like vanilla than Smirnoff.
With all these ingredients I’m able to make
50ml Passion Fruit purée
75ml Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit for garnish
Another one which I’ve been meaning to try for while is Valentine Martini.
50ml Absolut Raspberry Vodka
15ml Lime Juice
6 Raspberries, plus more to decorate
Dash of sugar syrup
Next on my to make list is the Elephant’s Mudbath, this is my own variation I first tried this in 80 Beers Around the World I watched the bartender make it I worked out the ingredients are; Chocolate Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, Amarula, Milk and something else.
I can’t really fork out £17 – £20 for a bottle of Amarula so I used Irish cream instead and I added coffee liqueur, I’ve tried double straining but the drink still produces a froth and I need to work on the ratios so far I’ve tried
25ml Vanilla Vodka
25ml Coffee Liqueur
25ml Chocolate Liqueur
25ml Irish Cream
possibly take out the Irish cream.