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The Ugly Leprechaun

The Ugly Leprechaun
1 1/2 oz Oval Vodka
1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz Midori  Melon liqueur
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz kiwi puree
lime wheel for garnish

Chill a large (7 oz)  martini glass; shake ingredients with ice in a shaker; strain into a martini glass; garnish with lime wheel.

One last piece of pumpkin pie please…

Well at least to drink, and I wanted to get this shot of the Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe posted given the holidays and all the pumpkin pies around these days. This particular cocktail really does taste like you are drinking a piece of pumpkin pie, and the fresh ground nutmeg and clove garnish along with the fresh puree may be the best way to enjoy your desert and digestive all at once, although my baker friends may argue otherwise!

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Pie Martini

1 oz Oval Vodka

1 oz Frangelico

1 tbs. pumpkin puree

1 oz heavy cream

1 oz simple syrup

Ground nutmeg and ground cloves for garnish

Vigorously shake ingredients in an ice shaker until thoroughly blended and frothy; pour into a chilled martini glass and lightly dust with ground spices.

Bloody Bones for Halloween

I wanted to haul out this shot from the Oval Vodka project for Halloween. To create the spooky look for the “Bloody Bones” cocktail, I used my son’s humidifier behind and below with a paper towel tube directing the vapor up to just behind the glass. I didn’t have ready access to dry ice and noticed how the vapor from the atomizing humidifier in his room had that same effect. The cocktail itself is very tasty and perhaps might be a fresh offering at your next Halloween party.

Halloween-Bloody Bones

Bloody Bones
1 ½ oz Oval Vodka
½ oz Chambord
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz Pom Wonderful
Ginger ale
Red licorice stick for garnish

Shake first four ingredients with ice in a shaker; pour into iced highball glass and top with ginger ale; garnish with licorice stick.

Independence Day

It’s been a while since I have posted, but not for a lack of shooting. I’m really looking forward to tonight’s shoot—a benefit for the Thomas Cole House in Catskill, NY under the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Many more food shots to come and weddings too! But for now a cool drink on a hot day…

The Minute Man
1 ½ oz Oval Vodka
1 ½ oz fresh sweet & sour
¼ oz simple syrup
splash of ginger ale
lemon wheel, small American flag and a straw for garnish

Shake first three ingredients with ice in a shaker; strain into an iced highball glass, top with ginger ale, garnish with lemon wheel, a small American flag and a straw.


Chocolate Seduction

In the spirit of the upcoming Valentine’s Day this Sunday, I thought I’d share this cocktail shot for an Oval Vodka campaign, which included 14 different cocktails for every occasion including Father’s Day, Tax Day, St. Pat’s, just to name a few. This particular drink was rather tasty and will be sure to please (forget the flowers guys).

Chocolate Seduction
1.5 oz Oval Vodka
1.5 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz heavy cream
grated dark chocolate for garnish

Chill a medium sized (5 oz) martini glass; combine vodka, chocolate liqueur and heavy cream in shaker fill with ice; shake vigorously to blend and foam; strain into chilled glass. Garnish by “dusting” with chocolate.

"Chocolate Seduction" with Oval Vodka

"Chocolate Seduction" with Oval Vodka