29 January 2014

Peppertini Blush

The exchange of sweets for Valentine's Day has taken a new twist with this sweet that's all grown up.

peppertini blush recipe

The perfect candy concoction for two.

4 Crushed peppermint candies
4 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
2 oz. Cream
1 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Kahlua
Drop of Peppermint Schnapps (approx. 1/8 tsp)

Simple syrup:
2 parts sugar to 1 part water. Bring water to boil. Add sugar, stirring constantly until completely dissovled. Let cool. Can be kept in fridge for up to two weeks.

Crush peppermints in food processer. Rim two martini glasses with water then dip into crushed peppermints to create a candy coated rim (yum!)

crushed peppermint glass rim

Add remaining goodness (i.e., ingredients) to a cocktail shaker along with a few ice cubes. Shake very well, then pour.

peppermint martini recipe

It's sweet creamy goodness in a glass!

peppermint martini

A sweet start to a perfect evening!

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