Monday, January 9, 2012

Orange Silk Dress Martini



Orange Flintstones pushups.  I can remember eating those as a kid at my Dad's house before bed, and one was never enough, I always begged for a second.  Now, there were other flavors, but orange was the best, and the flavor that was always eaten first from the box.  I can remember the flavor of the ice cream treats, a mellow smooth vanilla flavored orange sherbert that melted on the tongue.  I am sure they were filled with lots of artificial things as those types of treats we enjoy as children often are, but they were good, and bring back memories of good times.  I haven't eaten one since I was probably 10, but for some reason I had a craving for that orange vanilla flavor this weekend.  So I decided that it would be lovely in a martini, and sort of a more adult way to enjoy it. 


I used a vodka base so that the other flavors would shine through.  Then I added fresh orange juice from the flavorful oranges I had on my counter, because I am an orange juice snob and you will never find a carton of storebought in my fridge. 


Also, a big vanilla flavor was a must, so I used my vanilla bean infused agave nectar syrup for a bit of sweetness, and some full fat coconut milk for creaminess (Not a fan of heavy cream in drinks) and a touch of silkyness.


It was a beautiful color, like that of the start of a sunrise, and what was more important was it was heavenly!  It was silky smooth, fragrant with citrus and sweet vanilla, luxurious and decadent.  So much better than an orange push up, but for adults only.  It deserved a better name than the orange push up martini, so what came to my mind was an orange silk dress. 


Orange happens to be my favorite color, and I would wear such an orange silk dress so it was the perfect name for my drink.  It made me feel as if I was enjoying something luxurious, but simple.  If you would like to experience this fabulous martini for yourself, here is the recipe!


Orange Silk Dress Martini
Makes 1

4-6 large ice cubes
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 oz Prairie Organic Vodka
3 oz fresh organic orange juice
1 1/2 oz organic full fat coconut milk
1 oz vanilla bean agave syrup*

In a martini shaker add the ice, vanilla, vodka, juice, coconut milk, and syrup.  Place top on shaker. Shake until well blended. Pour through a strainer into a chilled martini glass, and serve!

*Vanilla Bean Agave Syrup:

1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 vanilla bean, slit lengthwise

Combine all ingredients in a jar and mix well to dissolve syrup.  Let cool, then cover and place in the fridge and let sit at least a day before using. 

19 comments:

  1. oooo, this s9ounds good, Amy! I swear, I'm going to end up a heavy drinker if I keep printing out your recipes :-P

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  2. Mmm, looks like it has a perfect consistency, too! :) You know how to make awesome drinks!

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  3. Gotta love a woman who uses 4 oz. of vodka in her martini! You're putting my cocktails to shame :)

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  4. This sounds fantastic! I love the idea of a grown-up creamsicle. You should post this to the #citruslove bloghop!

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  5. This sounds and looks awesome! Orange and vanilla is a great combo, and I can only imagine how this tastes with the coconut milk--not to mention the vodka. ;)

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  6. I'll have to wait until Feb when my cleanse is over to try this! YUM-O!

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  7. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com

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  8. The color on this is just spectacular...love the dramatic lighting, too!

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  9. That sounds a million times better than a push pop to me! Now if only it was Friday!

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  10. I used to love the orange flinstone pushups best also!! This martini looks fabulous!

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  11. While I could never wear anything remotely near the color orange, I applaud this - having a sincere love of creamsicles that never left. Now you have it all grown up!

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  12. Wow great drink-- and I love your inspiration!! Haven't thought about push ups is ages. I loved them as a kid too!

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  13. I was just thinking about a signature drink for our house warming party - and this may be it! Yum!

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  14. Just gorgeous, Amy!! I'm afraid I could drink too many of these :)

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  15. Orange Martini looks so smooth and elegant! Thanks for sharing the citrus-love!

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  16. What a lovely cocktail Amy! Great inspiration for it!

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  17. i love the orange flavored martini here. perfect for this season. sending some #citruslove to you!

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  18. Amy, beautiful photos and brilliant idea on the martini with the citrus and vanilla. I'd wear this dress any evening, my friend!

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  19. Oh how elegant! You've definitely instilled a craving for a push-up pop (or one of these martinis!) very soon!

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