Fulfill every last one of your fantasies with our list of cocktails inspired by the latest literary bohemith, Fifty Shades of Grey, and its theatrical release this Friday (2/13). Dominant ingredients screaming with flavor!
“Mr. Grey will see you now…”
They say you never forget your first crush. Well, we fell hard for Christian’s Chocolate Mudslide martini [above]. Blend vanilla ice cream with Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, and dark chocolate and serve this frothy concoction to the first billionaire you encounter. 😉
The next three naughty libations come courtesy of the mixologist at Barlata Tapas Bar off South Lamar in Austin…
- 1 1/2 oz Plymouth gin
- 1/2 oz cherry heering
- 1/2 oz Campari
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/4 simple
- 3 drops rose water
- 1 drop orange blossom water
- 2 drops orange bitters
Shake with ice, double strain into coupe. Express grapefruit oil from peel 2 to 3 inches from cocktail. Twist grapefruit peel and 2 luxardo cherries skewered for garnish.
- 1.5 oz Gin
- .5 oz Creme de Violette
- .25 oz Luxardo
- .25 Lemon Juice
Shake all ingredients together, strain into coupe, top off with cava and garnish with a lemon twist.
- 2 oz Ford’s Gin
- Small pinch of mint
- .5 oz Agave Nectar
- .5 oz Gilka
- 1 egg white
Dry Shake to blow up eggwhite Serve in a coupe with mint garnish
Red Room is short for “Red Room of Pain” and is a risqué rendition from the The London Bar in NYC. Make your safe words “ANOTHER PLEASE”!
- 10 raspberries
- 2 oz. blood orange puree
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. agave nectar
- 3 oz. vodka
- 5-10 drops Thai chili pepper-infused oil, optional
In a cocktail shaker, muddle approximately ten raspberries. Add blood orange puree, lime juice, agave nectar and vodka and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. For those who want a spicy drink, top with Thai chili pepper-infused oil.
Fortune favors the bold — and this Fifty Shades of Gin cocktail created by The Heathman Restaurant and Bar in Portland, OR. Remember Ana and Christian’s first steamy tryst? It took place at the same hotel The Heathman Restaurant and Bar calls home in Portland. Handcuffs not included…
- 1 oz. gin (recipe suggests Nolet’s Gin)
- 3/4 oz. rhubarb puree* (Heathman restaurant pastry chef John Gayer creates his own)
- 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- Cranberry bitters
- Lime wheel garnish
In a shaker, combine rhubarb puree, lime juice, simple syrup and gin. Add ice and shake well. Rinse a martini glass with cranberry bitters. Strain cocktail into glass and top with sparkling wine, either Cava or Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel or twist.
Recipe by Nathan DeWitt
- 1 1/2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
- 1/2 oz Marie Brizard Parfait d’Amore Liquor
- 1/4 oz Heavy Cream
- 1/4 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- 1 Black Licorice Cat o’ Nine Tails
Add ingredients to an iced shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. The Shades of Grey Cocktail should actually be grey in color when mixed properly. Insert Black Licorice Cat o’ Nine Tails into glass and eat it while drinking. Warning: Black Licorice is known for its aphrodisiac properties.
Do behave for this Extra Dirty Martini, thanks to my new friends at Eat Boutique – food that hugs you back! Dress up, then, stay in…and keep extra olives in reach.
- 2½ shots vodka
- ½ shot dry vermouth
- 5 tsp. olive brine
In a cocktail shaker, mix ingredients together over a generous amount of ice. Shake and pour mixture into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a few olives.