Monday, September 13, 2010

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge is a film and romantic musical and based on the Orpheam myth and Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La Traviata. It tells the story of a young English poet / writer who falls in love with the star of Moulin Rouge cabaret actress and courtesan. It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre quarter of Paris France.

Because this film is so fun and won so many awards, I knew there had to be a drink by the same name. I did some research and found one in two books with varying ingredients but the I choose and know you'll enjoy.

Moulin Rouge


1/2 oz of Orange flavored gin
1/2 oz of Apricot brandy
3 dashes of Grenadine

Stir well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Obituary Cocktail

A pleasant way to put things to rest, start with an obituary cocktail. Made with one of my favorite ingredients ( Aviation gin ) dry vermouth and Absinthe. For those of you morning a loss of job, relationship or a loved one, this can't replace those things but can certainly help.

God bless and Cheers,

John Apodaca
john@daddyosmartinis.com

Obituary Cocktail


2 oz Aviation gin
1/4 oz Martini and Rossi Extra dry vermouth
1/4 oz Marteau Absinthe

Combine all ingredients in a tumbler, stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Green Jaguar

When I first heard of a Green Jaguar, the first thought that came to mind is the British imported car that has an impressive exterior body and interior but has a reputation of electrical problems. This little concoction is much better and will not disappoint you but instead take you on a new journey with the little green fairy aka Absinthe. This drink is also Tequila based but when mixed with absinthe along with the other ingredients it's an eye opener which will having you coming back for a second or third. Give it a try or have a bar with all the ingredients make one for you.

God bless & cheers,

John Apodaca
john@daddyosmartinis.com

Green Jaguar 


1 1/2 oz Parton Silver Tequila or you're favorite
3/4 oz Grand Marnier
3/4 oz Amer Picon
3/4 oz Lucid Absinthe
1/4 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 splash of orange bitters

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Martini in the Morning Show Friday September 3rd at 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Hello friends and family of Daddy-O's Martinis John Apodaca and Mark Barclay will be on Martini in the morning internet based radio show this Friday morning from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. We will be presenting patio daddy-O cocktails for you're upcoming Labor day celebrations. Tune in to Martini in the morning on the and you can both listen and watch via live web cam. Follow the link provided, click on listen live then on the martini vision icon. http://www.martiniinthemorning.com/page.php?9. Please tell you're friends and family on Facebook, I'm sure you'll like the music,  the show and the drinks. By the way all the drinks will be on my website for you to use. Also let Brad Chambers know you're listening by checking in. You can even text me if you wish.

God bless & Cheers,

John Apodaca
john@daddyosmartinis.com

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Summer Rye

Summer is quickly slipping away but there's still time to indulge in some summertime cocktails and being a man who loves rye I found this gem of a drink I can enjoy while relaxing on the lounge chair soaking up some sun this Labor Day weekend. The summer rye is another drink with my new favorite liqueur St-Germain and when used in cocktails it adds so much to the flavor and gives drinks such great balance, like adding fresh herbs to a meal. Like the old commercial says, " try it, you'll like it." 

God bless & Cheers,

John Apodaca
john@daddyosmartinis.com 

The Summer Rye 

1/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz fresh pressed apple juice (cloudy)
3/4 oz champagne 

Shake all ingredients together except for the champagne in a cocktail shaker and strain into an ice filled Collins glass, top with champagne. Add cubed apples for garnish. 

Sangria Flora

For those that prefer more tamer drinks for their pallet  as opposed to harder alcohol, I recommend the Sangria Flora. It's very light and refreshing and includes fresh seasonal fruit that goes well in these hotter days of summer.  It's not hard to make and serves plenty of your guests at you're next afternoon affair or soirĂ©e.   

Sangria Flora


1 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine
1 cup of St-Germain
2 fresh peaches
5 - 6 fresh strawberries
6 fresh raspberries
1 bunch fresh grapes

Stir all ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Allow fruit to soak in the mixture between 3 - 8 hours.  Serve in an ice filled glass and tell you're friends they're having something healthy to drink.

God bless and Cheers,

John Apodaca
john@daddyosmartinis.com