Pour Me a Cold One | Red Lotus Martini












Friends, I have some wise words to share.

Listen closely.

Sometimes the only solution is a stiff drink.












Plain and simple.

So next time you have no idea what the heck to do, pour yourself a stiff one, sit back, and chill out. I’m quite certain that some of the best decisions have been made after contemplation over a good, strong drink. But maybe that’s just me. šŸ˜‰

Apparently Albert Einstein hated liquor, but we all can’t be brainiacs in the absence of alcohol now can we?












But be warned. These martinis have the power to sneak up on you. One too many of these and you might find those great decisions turning out a little less than optimal. And I wouldn’t want you to do anything you’ll regret.

So…enjoy responsibly friends.












Red Lotus MartiniĀ (makes 3 martinis)

2 oz. Red Rum*

2 oz. vodka

Pineapple juice

Cranberry juice

In a martini shaker filled 1/3 full with ice, add in the red rum and vodka. Fill the remainder of the martini shaker with equal parts pineapple juice and cranberry juice (about 6 ounces of each). Shake and pour into martini glasses. Garnish with a piece of fresh pineapple (if you wish). Drink up!

*Red Rum can be found in most liquor stores in my area. If you can’t get your hands on it, another tropical rum (ie. coconut) would work just fine.


  1. I love this blog! Our mutual friend Kate told me about this – yummy! I will be looking into your archives for sure.

  2. i concur Sweetheart…. there are definitely times that call for good girly drinks such as these. One of my roommates discovered a classic: A smoothie made with strawberries, cranberry juice, vanilla ice cream and Kahlua. As this is currently not an option for me i’ve taken to eating ice cream out of the bucket while sitting on the kitchen counter šŸ™‚ not quite the same but best to work with what you have right?
    Take care!!

  3. Oh my wife would love these. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Never heard of Red Rum before but the martinis look delish!

  5. I don’t think we have red rum around here- but it sure does sound good!

  6. After just entering the world of being 21 I have yet to try various drinks, so as you can imagine I’m always on the lookout for something new and exciting to try. I’ve yet to have a martini, but this definitely looks like something I would try; I’m sure my girlfriend would love to try these as well! Thanks for the post~


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