Easter Marshmallow Martini

Happy Easter vodka dolls! For a yummy Easter martini that should only be drunk once in a while as a special treat, try my famous Easter Bunny Martini. I made this for my mom & all moms out there who take the time to hide chocolate eggs around their house for little boys and girls to find on Easter morning. Why not hide eggs while enjoying a treat of your own? You never know, maybe you will be a little more creative with your hiding spots.

Easter Bunny Marshmallow Martini

1 1/2 ounces Absolut Vanilla vodka

1 ounce of Amarula

1/2 ounces of Kahlua

2/3 ounces heavy cream

Combine all ingredients into a martini shaker, along with lots of ice, shake well and strain into a martini glass that has a sugar rim. Garnish with a yellow bunny, preferably something that is editable.

Cloud No 9 Vodka Liqueur


Last week I went searching for a new and exciting vodka to tickle my taste buds and came across a unique luxury vodka liqueur called Cloud No 9. The ultra feminine bottle was filled to the brim with a deep purple liqueur and labeled as if it was an expensive bottle of perfume. I picked it up to read more; it’s actually made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon, grape spirit and Tasmanian spring water. Despite, the outrageous price tag and the low alcohol content of 18%, I bought the pretty bottle. I absolutely love the taste of the liqueur; it has a wonderfully smooth deep fruit flavor. However, I question if Cloud No 9 is actually a vodka; to me it tastes more like a snobby port wine. As much as I enjoyed the taste, it is not something I would recommend to those who want a proper drink. Tricked again by pretty packaging, by now this vodka doll should have learned her lesson. I give this “vodka” 1 doll hair out of 5. Although the taste was exceptionally yummy, this is not actually a vodka by definition and would caution others on spending $60.00 on a spirit with such a low alcohol content.

Drinking Vodka Makes Men Smarter

My smart and sexy husband

Dolls have you ever wondered why the men in your life are not just sexy, but also really smart? A new study suggests that drinking vodka actually makes men quicker than their party pooper counterparts. A study, called “Uncorking the Muse,” tested 20 guys enjoying a cool vodka cranberry and 20 others who were unfortunately sober. All 40 were shown an animated film and asked brain teaser questions shortly after. The result has this doll smiling; the guys with the clear spirit in their cups were clearly brighter.  The drinkers were able to produce the correct answer faster than the sober guys. If you ask me, this isn’t just another excuse to drink, it’s a valid reason. The experts say that the effects of the vodka allowed the men to  feel at ease when answering the questions, which generated a quicker response time. Helping men and women all over the world, I propose a toast to vodka and it its drinkers. Cheers vodka drinkers, may we outshine our sober selves.

Green apple martini on St. Paddy’s day

Ireland 2009

Ireland 2009

Vodka dolls, St. Paddy’s day is here and you know what that means right? A lot of awful drinks being drunk just because they are green in colour. Dolls this craziness ends here; we still need to put our taste buds first. This year try a classic green apple martini to honor the Irish folk. I myself am half Irish, I have even been to Ireland to experience its beauty first hand and if there is one thing I know for sure, the Irish would prefer drinkers to enjoy themselves even if it means wearing green and drinking your favourite colourless cocktail.  For the best of both worlds, I recommend trying my green apple martini, just follow the directions below.

Green Apple Martini

1 1/2 ounces of vodka

1/2 of green apple sourz

1 ounce of freshly made lemon/lime mix.

Shake it up in a martini shaker, pour it into a frosted martini glass and garnish with a four leaf clover, if you are lucky enough to find one.

Caution Goose drinkers!

Vodka Dolls beware, Grey Goose vodka is as shameful as women who buy fake Louis Vuitton bags. The popularity of Grey Goose has this doll shaking her head wondering why others can’t tell how bad it is. Now don’t get me wrong, there are far worse vodkas on the market, but none pretend as hard as Mr. Goose to be a beautiful swan. Simply put, the price is high; the quality is low. There is no bang for your buck here and why should there be when trickery is your marketing strategy. I did not enjoy taste testing this vodka; I found Grey Goose to be slightly smoother than brands like Polar Ice and there wasn’t a strong burning sensation as it went down but the aftertaste is not pleasant. My second shot worked out a little better as I followed it up by biting into a juicy lemon. I also tried mixing an ounce with homemade barlime, which was the best of the three. I give this vodka 1 doll hair out of 5 and I am left with only one question: who should really be called the goose, the vodka or the suckers who buy it? 

The Classic Vodka Martini

How do you like your classic vodka martini? On the rocks? Lemon twist or olive spear? Dirty, dry or burnt? Shaken or stirred? And what type of vodka do you prefer? All important questions when deciding what your taste buds like. A few combinations taste better than others. If you like your martini on the rocks a twist of lemon would be preferable over the olive spear. If you like your martini dirty, shaken is much better than stirred. Step by step this is how to make my version of a ‘Dollishes’ classic vodka martini. First vodka dolls, put your martini glass in the freezer to chill, it should come out looking nice and frosty. The vodka you select to make your classic martini is very important; my favourite is Belvedere because its not too strong and not wimpy either. Take a shot glass and pour 2 1/2 ounce of vodka in a martini shaker with heaps of ice, add 1/2 an ounce of dry vermouth and 1 tablespoon of olive juice. Put the lid on (with the cap please – I’ve seen people forget this step and it’s not pretty if you are all dolled up for a night on the town) and shake as vigorously as you can for 20-30 seconds, use those muscles. Next step, take the cap off and pour the lovely mixture (no ice) into your frosted martini glass and add an 2 speared olives. Finally, remember a martini always tastes better if you have a sexy man or other vodka dolls to enjoy it with.

Martini termonology

Martini Terms

When asked if you would like your martini ‘on the rocks’ it means would you like it with ice in the glass; rocks refers to ice. I always say no, a good martini should be chilled to perfection without ‘rocks’ in the glass. This leads us to our next term, when asked if you would like your martini ‘straight up’ it means, would you like it without ‘rocks’ in the glass.

The term ‘dry’ refers to the amount of dry vermouth in your martini. The more vermouth you want, the LESS ‘dry’ your martini. Most dolls get this backwards and think the ‘dryer’ the martini the more vermouth. Have you heard of a perfect martini? If you are asked if you want a ‘perfect martini’ the bartender will add equal parts dry vermouth and sweet vermouth. The other liquor that adds a great deal of flavor to your martini is a Scotch Whisky, such as Ballantine. If this appeals to you, ask your bartender to make you a ‘Burnt’ vodka martini.

We have all heard the famous James Bond line, ‘Shaken not Stirred’ these terms are pretty straight forward, would you like the bartender to shake the vodka with ice or gently stir it with a spoon.

‘Dirty’ means would you like a little bit of olive juice in your martini. ‘Twist or Zest’ means would you like a twirly piece of lemon skin in your martini.

Sugar rim is yummy for sweet or sour martinis, this is how to make it: take a plate, cover with sugar, wet the top of the martini glass with lime cordial and lightly spin the martini glass until the rim is nicely coded in sugar.

Vodka dolls, this is the time to be particular with your vodka choice. My top vodka choice for vodka martinis are Crystal Head, Ciroc, 42 Below and Belvedere. Also note that a vodka martini is usually made up of 3 ounces of vodka, which can be a lot for some dolls. If you aren’t quite up for all that excitement, order a single or a double. Any questions? Just post.

Vodka made from grapes?

Can you make vodka from grapes? If you are Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs you can! Ciroc vodka  is made from Mauzac Blanc grapes in France, but drunk internationally by vodka lovers and/or people who think P. Diddy is cool. I went out and bought a bottle of the Ultra Premium grape vodka and this doll was not disappointed.  If I was Barbie, this vodka would be my Ken. I absolutely love the look of the bottle; the blue stone on the front is very sheik. After spending a few hours in the freezer the bottle’s “sheikness” turns into sexiness as the condensation slides down the side of the bottle. Ciroc vodka has a distinct fruit, almost grapey flavour to it. It also gave me a lasting warm sensation, which is exactly what a $70 bottle of vodka should do. There is no reason to mix this vodka with anything other than a few cubes of ice and maybe a lemon twist. I rate this vodka 4 doll hairs out of 5. I think this vodka’s advertisements are pretty lame, especially compared to 42 Below.