Happy Hour anyone? The Spa-tini is a real drink & very refreshing. With summer upon us it’s yummier and less messy than a dive in the pool. Here are martinis from a few of our fave spas & a couple versions of the Spa-tini. (Let us know your fave or feel free to add your own version in the comments below) Salut!
1. Spa Party Martini
1 ounce organic Rain vodka
1/2 ounce organic honey liqueur
1/2 ounce organic ginger liqueur
1 ounce organic fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce organic honey organic cucumber slice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Slip an organic cucumber slice in the glass.
By Nick Mautone, Author ‘Raising the Bar’
- 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
2 slices of cucumber
1 oz lemon juice
2 sprigs mint
1 tsp sugar
Muddle the cucumber, lemon juice, mint and sugar in a non-breakable mixing glass; add Beleza Pura® and ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass, garnish by laying a thin slice of cucumber in the middle of the glass.
3. White Chocolate Martini
1 1/2 ounces Stoli Vanil vodka (3 tablespoons)
1 1/2 ounces Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur (3 tablespoons)
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier (1 tablespoon)
Bittersweet chocolate shavings
Fill a shaker half full of ice. Add vodka, white chocolate liqueur and Grand Marnier. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
4. Spiced Carmel Apple Martini
During the holidays you can order a Spiced Caramel Apple Martini at the Meritage Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in north Phoenix, or you can make one yourself at home.
- 1/2 ounce Crown Royal
1/2 ounce Skyy vodka
1/2 ounce Concentrated apple juice
Pinch Ground cinnamon
Splash Apple Pucker schnapps
Splash Cranberry juice
1 slice Caramel-coated apple
Shake all ingredients and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sugared rim and the caramel-coated apple. Servings: 1 martini.
5. Watermelon Martini
From Cocktail Atlas
2 cups fresh cubed watermelon
8 oz. premium vodka
2 oz. simple syrup
lots of ice
2 Tbs. Salt
2 Tbs. Sugar
2 watermelon wedges (for garnish)
Chill two martini glasses with ice. Juice watermelon and add to a shaker. Add vodka, simple syrup and lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice. Give it a good shake. Mix the sugar and salt together on a plate. Dump out the ice from the chilled glasses and dip the rim into the salt and sugar mixture. Strain the shaker mixture into each glass and garnish with a wedge of watermelon
6. Ouzo Citratini
from Essex Resort
1 ½ oz. ouzo
1 ½ oz. Absolut Citron
1 oz. lemonade
Combine ingredients over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and add a twist of lemon.
7. Spa-tini a la Oprah
from Oprah’s website
- 1 ounce Vodka
- 2 ounces Air Force Nutrisoda
- Key limes , optional, for garnish
- Star fruit , optional, for garnish
Combine 1 ounce of vodka with 2 ounces of Air Force Nutrisoda in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour and enjoy. Garnish with edible flower petals or fresh fruit such as sliced star fruit or key limes.
8. Creamsicle Martini
- 1 ½ ounces orange Grey Goose
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier
- ½ ounce Half & Half or heavy cream
- ½ ounce milk
- Splash of simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a drink shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.
9. Lavender Martini
1 ounce Loft Lavender Liqueur
3 ounces vodka
- Combine vodka and lavender liqueur in a shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously, strain and serve in a martini glass.
10. Spa-tini at Wildfish Seafood Grille
½ Cucumber, sliced
2 oz Finlandia vodka
1 oz Cointreau
Juice of half a lemon
Muddle the cucumber and pineapple in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, Cointreau and lemon juice, and shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.