Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunrise Smoothie ™

This smoothie is not only a great way to start your day off right, it is perfect for anytime. If fresh fruits are unavailable, you can use frozen. You can mix and match any of the fruits or any other fruits for your own creations.

1/3 c ice
1 c orange juice
1/2 c each: sliced strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 banana

Peel and slice banana.

Combine ice, juice, banana, and remaining fruits in blender or hand blender. Blend well for 20-30 seconds. Pour into glasses. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and a straw if desired.

Serves 2

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dirty Little Martini ™

This is my version of a dirty martini. You don't need to be a super spy in a tux to enjoy this classic cocktail. You can use gin or vodka for this recipe. For a classic martini, omit the olive juice.

2 oz gin
or vodka
1 oz vermouth
1/2 tsp olive juice (brine from olive jar)
4 Ice cubes
4 cocktail olives

hill 2 clean martini glasses in freezer (5-10 min).

Place ice cubes in cocktail shaker. In shaker combine, vermouth, gin (vodka), olive juice. Shake well.

Take glasses out of freezer. Strain martinis into glasses. Garnish with 2 olives on a toothpick.

Serves 2.