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Holiday Martinis

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A handful of Ft Worth bars and restaurants gave up their most popular and unique seasonal martinis you can enjoy. These festive seasonal "merry tinis" are on the cocktail menus of our six featured restaurants in Ft Worth, Texas. There is nothing like holiday martinis to liven up the party!

These fabulous holiday martinis were featured in the Thursday, December 17, 2009 edition of the Ft Worth Star Telegram. Some of the information provided here is directly quoted from the article. Holiday Martinis are the perfect winter drink to help toast the season. Share with party guests or at home. Enjoy!

Merry 'Tinis
Each recipe serves 1

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Buttons Ginerbread Martini

1 ounce Grey Goose Vodka

3 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur

3 ounces Kahlua

2 ounces Goldschlager

Shake with ice and strain into glass.

  • Buttons Food & Music, 4701 West Freeway, Ft Worth, Tx 817-735-4900
    www.buttonsrestaurant.com
  • Keith Hicks' restaurant is known for its Southern and soul-fool cuisine in a party-live environment. This holiday drink will liven up any party.

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The Chair Lift Martini

1 ounce Grey Goose La Poire Pear Vodka

1/2 ounce Apple Pucker

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

Splash grenadine

Cranberry juice

Shake with ice and strain into glass. Fill with cranberry juice.

  • 8.0 Restaurant & Bar, 111 East Third Street, Ft Worth, Tx 817-336-0880
    www.eightobar.com
  • Brian Peret, general manager of 8.0 Restaruant & Bar, kicked around many ideas to come up with the perfect seasonal drink, and this one has been a hit! The drink really warms you up.

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Holiday Passion Martini

1 1/4 ounces SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit Vodka

1/4 ounce Chambord (or raspberry liqueur)

1/2 ounce Ruby Red grapefruit juice

1/2 ounce lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup

Lime wheel for garnish

Shake with ice, strain into martini glass and garnish with lime wheel.

  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 3100 W. Seventh Street, Ft Worth, Tx 817-336-8000
    www.eddiev.com
  • Created by Eddie V's restaurant in Fort Worth, this fruity drink uses an intriguing ingredient; passion fruit-flavored vodka.

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Pumpkin Pie Martini

1 crushed graham cracker to crust the rim

1 1/2 ounces high-grade vodka

3/4 ounce Pumpkin-Spice Liqueur

1 1/2 ounces pumpkin puree

Splash of cream

Splash of simple sugar

Shake with ice and strain into glass. Grate cinnamon and fresh nutmeg over the drink. Rim with crushed graham cracker.

  • The Vault, 525 Taylor St., Ft Worth, Tx 817-348-9830
    www.thevaultdfw.com
  • Bartender Taylor Wirht is a pumpkin pie lover and also loves the color orange, so she came up with this sweet, tasty creation....and it tastes just like pumpkin pie!

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Vidalias Frostini

1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

1 ounce Coffee Liqueur

1/4 ounce Peppermint Schnapps

1 crushed candy cane to crust the rim

Shake with ice and strain into a glass rimmed with crushed peppermints.

  • Vidalias Southern Cuisine, 200 Main Street, Ft Worth, Tx 817-210-2222 (no web site available)
  • This drink from Vidalias in downtown Fort Worth looks like it could be served at Starbucks, but tastes like it would be appropriate for a Starbucks in New Orleans. This holiday martini looks like coffee, but sneaks up on you with its candy cane rimmed glass and sweet smell. 

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Winterberry Martini

1 1/2 ounces Absolut Vodka

3/4 ounce Monin Wildberry syrup

1/2 ounce cranberry juice

1/2 ounce pineapple juice

Fresh fruit for garnish

Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with blueberries, raspberries, and a sprig of mint.

  • Brio Tuscan Grille, 1431 Plaza Place, Southlake 817-310-3136
    www.brioitalian.com
  • This colorful holiday drink was created by folks who run Brio Tuscan Grille, a popular eater in Southlake Town Square.

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The holidays are a fun time to experiment with all sorts of liqueurs, garnishes, rimmings for the best holiday martinis. Getting creative means thinking of all your favorites like peppermints, chocolates, and holiday favorites. Seasonal flavors such as coffee drinks or pumpkin pie challenge your senses in these holiday martini favorites. Thank you Star Telegram for a great collection of Merry tinis for all of us.



My Favorite Classic Martini Recipes:

Lemon Drop Martini

Mandarine Orange Martini

Chocolate Turtle Martini

Pecan Praline Martini

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