Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas holiday! Apologies for being a bit MIA in blog land. Our holiday was spent in Boston with my entire family. Sooo in addition to all the usual holiday celebrating and preparations, my energy was also focused on preparing for the cross country flight with 2 year old twins. I don't know about you, but I AM exhausted! What better time to share a spectacular cocktail to help me (and you) stay awake to ring in the New Year.
It's your basic Espresso Martini with a few additional festive accents. To dress up the martini glass, flip it over and dip the top outer rim in a shallow bowl filled water and then in a bowl filled with gold sprinkles.
To create the clock, I split open an Oreo cookie and filled a piping bag with black icing. Using a #1 round decorating tip I then carefully drew the clock face and hands. If you plan to make these at your New Year's Eve party, make all your clocks ahead of time (no pun!) and let them set in your refrigerator. You could also pre-dip your martini glasses in the sprinkles. That way all you need to do is shake up the cocktail, pour and gently place the clocks onto the frothy espresso martini deliciousness! Your guests will have a cocktail in hand within minutes of walking in your door.
This little cocktail will give you the shot of energy you need after all your hard work this Christmas season. AND will help ensure you get that kiss when the clock strikes midnight to ring in the New Year!
Click here for printable recipe.