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Lemon Drop & Raspberry Cosmo Martinis + Bar Essentials

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Can you believe I’m sharing TWO posts with videos in one week? I don’t believe it myself, LOL!

I’m not a big drinker, but I love making and trying cocktails, especially when guests come over. I was so happy to have Jess of Justini Cocktails come over to share with me two of her favorite cocktails and also some must-have bar essentials. I’ll come back next week to show you how to style the bar essentials on my beautiful bar cart, so make sure you’re signed up to my email list and follow me on Instagram for behind the scenes.

Jess owns a mobile bartending service in New Orleans, but she travels, too. I was able to experience her service personally at a recent fashion party hosted by Jazmine Boutte, the blogger behind The JD Series. The drinks were delicious!! Make sure you book Jess for your next event. Follow her on IG, too!

Check out our video on YouTube where Jess shared the recipes and bar essentials. Also, subscribe and share with a friend! Here’s the direct link to my channel.

Lemon Drop Martini

What you need:

  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • lemon
  • cocktail shaker
  • martini glass
  • ice

What to do:

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add lemon juice, vodka, triple sec, and simple syrup into cocktail shaker.
  3. Cut piece of lemon and squeeze juice into cocktail shaker.
  4. Shake until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pour mixture into martini glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Raspberry Cosmo Cocktail

What you need:

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1/5 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • cocktail shaker
  • swizzle sticks
  • martini glass
  • raspberries
  • ice

What to do:

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka, Chambord, lime juice, cranberry juice, and triple sec to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Strain mixture into martini glass.
  5. Garnish with raspberries on swizzle sticks.

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Bar Essentials

martini recipes | lemon drop martini | raspberry cosmo martini | justini cocktails | bar cart essentials | bar essentials

bar tool set || ice bucket || drink dispenser || pitcher || cute tray || martini glasses || swizzle sticks || cocktail napkins || decanters

For a well-stocked bar, you gotta keep the must-haves:

  • Good collection of liquor
    • vodka
    • cognac
    • whisky
    • gin
    • liquer
  • bar tools
    • cocktail shaker
    • ice bucket
    • strainer
    • wine opener
    • beer opener
    • stirrer
    • swizzle sticks
    • cocktail napkins
  • garnishes
    • limes
    • lemons
    • rasberries
    • anything to complement that drinks you’re making
  • mixers
    • cranberry juice
    • pineapple juice
    • lemon juice
    • lime juice
    • other juices that complement that drinks you’re making
  • cute tray
  • drink dispenser
  • decanters

So, I’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite martini cocktail and what bar essentials are on your must-haves list?

Till next time,

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