MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the
week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)
My girlfriend Malibu Barbie said she needs to persuade her man so that we can go out dancing to Libido Funk Circus on Saturday so how about a tropical cocktail? After one of these babies, you can get people to do just about anything for you. Believe me goddesses….especially if he drinks 12 of them!
PINEAPPLE PERSUASION COCKTAIL
(makes 12 cocktails; recipe can be halved, too)
3 cups pineapple juice
3 cups pineapple vodka or regular vodka
6-7 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
About 1 1/2 cups sugar
About 5 kaffir lime leaves or some fresh mint leaves
Fresh pineapple, cored, and cut into small wedges
In a pitcher, mix pineapple juice, pineapple vodka, lime juice, and kaffir lime leaves or mint leaves. Use a wooden spoon to bruise the herbs a little so they better infuse into the cocktail mixture. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, until very cold.
Rub rims of martini glasses with lime wedge. Pour sugar into a plate; dip rims of martini glasses into the sugar. Fill a shaker with ice. Add some of the cocktail mixture. Shake vigorously, then strain into martini glasses. Garnish edge of each glass with a wedge of fresh pineapple.
Now serve up some cookies and he’s all yours….
TROPICAL PERSUASION COOKIES
½ cup softened butter
¾ cup white sugar
1 ½ cup flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 larg egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp rum extract
2 tsp lemon peel
½ c sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup pineapple tidbits in juice, 1/3 of liquid if can set aside
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a medium-sized bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in egg, vanilla, rum, lemon peel, pineapple w/reserved liquid and coconut. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold into wet mixture. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake 9 minutes or until bottoms turn light golden brown; tops should still be light. Transfer to wire cooling racks until completely cool.
Laugh, Learn, and Liven up your Taste Buds!