Friday, May 09, 2008

Introducing "XOX"

The "XOX" , originally uploaded by razzieswirl.

Quite possibly the best at home martini ever!
Making martinis at home makes more sense than even the best happy hour. What I love about happy hour out is that other people make great food for me and they clean it up!

This martini may persuade me to stay in more often though.
It's simple, inexpensive and oh-so satisfying. Introducing the "XOX".
Icy cold citrus vodka, shaken with raspberry lemonade and topped off with a splash of chilly grapefruit soda. Mmmm, mmm. If you like your martinis a little sweeter you could add a little sugar to the rim. I call it the XOX because to keep it extra cold I threw in a few ice cubs out of our IKEA ice cube trays, accidentally I had two X's and one O, and it hit me, the XOX martini, genius!

Recipe: XOX Martini
Serves 2


4-6 large ice cubes
4 oz. cold citrus vodka (I chose Skyy)
8 oz. raspberry lemonade (I adore Santa Cruz)
1 oz. grapefruit soda (try Izze)


1. Place first three ingredients into a martini shaker and shake vigorously until hands are frozen, a minute or so.
2. Pour into a martini glass and top with grapefruit soda
3. To keep extra cold add a few pretty ice cubes, perhaps some x's and some o's??

Find yourself something to munch, grab some dominoes (the game) and enjoy!