Roll with the Punches with the Cinnamon Roll Martini


Frosted cinnamon roll buns.

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Okay, we say this every week. BUT, the Cinnamon Roll Martini is really, truly the favorite drink of the Martini Maidens. I had no idea, however, that people had so many opinions on what makes a good cinnamon roll. Some people like theirs simple and sweet – yeast dough, with a cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of butter. You know, Paula Deen-style! Others throw in raisins, chopped grapes, maybe pour a cup or two of confectioner’s sugar for icing (nah, I’m not exaggerating!), or some type of glaze. Wikipedia says it is not to be confused with the Danish pastry or the Honey Bun. Ok by me, I just know I love a yummy, slightly undercooked cinnamon roll every once in a while when I’m feeling reckless with abandon about my calorie counting.

Why the elaborate discussion about the varieties of cinnamon rolls? When we post a recipe that we name as a Martini Maiden recipe, we have created it ourselves. There might be several other varieties out there. Yea for variety! This is ours, and we hope you love it as much as we do.

So here we go with instructions. . .

Mix together:

2 oz DeKuyper Buttershots

2 oz Bailey’s Original Irish Cream

1 oz DeKuyper Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps

1 oz Smirnoff Premium Triple Distilled Vodka

Shake together gently and serve in a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with cinnamon square candy. If this is not one of the smoothest drinks you have this week, we have an offer for you – let us know what you have found that is! We love hearing from you. As a plug, you can always find us on Twitter or our new Facebook page also. Enjoy!

Space Shuttle Endeavor and other Things to do in Orlando


The space shuttle Endeavour is seen at launch ...

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When we have been near Cape Canaveral, FL, we love to catch any glimpse possible of what is going on at the Kennedy Space Center. We have not been fortunate enough to view a launch in person, but have watched many ones through the years that bring back memories because of what we were doing at the time of the launch. Perhaps this is true for you also. This will be an historic launch for so many reasons, and it is a story filled with heroes. It is good to have modern-day heroes as examples before us, to encourage and remind us of what is possible. In perhaps the greatest comeback story of this year, I will be watching the launch not only because of my love of all things related to NASA and space launches. Gabby (Gabrielle) Giffords, US Congresswoman to Arizona, is truly an American hero who will be there watching her husband Mark Kelly commands the launch.  Allow me to recount and make that two heroes.  The official site provides the most up-to-date information for those able to attend. If this includes yourself, you will be among the anticipated 500,000 in attendance.

If you have family, watch it with them and remind them – not of the tragedy, but of the triumph. The triumph of the space mission and the personal mission being accomplished. If you have a personal story of recovery that is similar, share yours. Because we all need a few more heroes. I have also listed a site for information on visiting Cape Canaveral. It lists information both for this mission as well as information for touring throughout the year. This is definitely a must-see for your visit to Florida.

Update: The Space Shuttle Endeavor is delayed for now, until Monday, May 2, 2:33 p.m. EDT.  We will update this page when more information becomes available.

Other sites of interest in Florida while you are there include:

The X-rated Flirtini


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It’s Friday! No, we aren’t going to break out in song with Rebecca Black about it being ‘Friday, Friday, Every day is Friday!’ We do love Friday, though. Who doesn’t? For most people, it’s the end of the week. The night you’ve waited for to relax with friends or family. Whether your plans are to go out for the evening or stay home and relax at home, we wanted to share one of our favorite recipes from a favorite blogger of ours. Here’s to Friday!

The X-rated Flirtini

Martinis In Montauk? Make your reservations for tonight


Sunrise in Montauk (East Hampton), New York, t...

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The season has begun for the East Coast beach restaurants. If you head to New York, be sure Montauk is on your list of places to visit.

Let us know if you have a favorite restaurant listed or others in the area that are your favorite to share with others. You can reach us on Twitter or our Facebook page also!

Royal Weddings, Martinis, The Space Shuttle Endeavor, and More!


Palace of Westminster.

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Check out all the posts we’ve added this week for events, martinis, cocktails, and events from across the US all the way to England!

Some of our favorite Maiden Martini recipes!


Vodka Martini

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We posted the Cinnamon Roll Martini most recently, which we heard many of you have already enjoyed. Others you might like include:

The Kryptonite Martini

The Shamrock O’ Tini

Espresso Triple Sec Martini

The Jelly Fish Martini

Restaurant Week in the Poconos


Down the Delaware River - Fall 2006 - The Poconos

Restaurant week has begun in the Poconos! We will be updating you on more information in the coming days about this, but wanted to share an article with you. It runs until May 6th, so check back with us.

Cupcake-infused Vodka?


Day 213/365: Cupcake Vineyards

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For a different type of cocktail, you might try this new product of Cupcake-infused Vodka  just released.  It is produced by Underdog Wine & Spirits, which also makes Cupcake Vineyard wines.  The vodka comes in four flavors-  Chiffon, Frosting, Devil’s Food and their original.

The new vodkas released offer  hints of cupcakes such as lemon-flavored, vanilla flavored that will remind you frosting, and chocolate.  The original is regular vodka with “creamy undertones” according to the manufacturer. Enjoy!

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