To celebrate the season, we’re bringing to you one of our best recipes for an amazing holiday drink!
The Candy Cane Martini
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce crème de cacao
1 ounce white chocolate liquor
2-3 tsp roughly rushed candy cane
1 tsp simple syrup died with red food coloring
Add vodka, crème de cacao, white chocolate liquor and crushed candy cane to a martini shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain into a martini glass.
To achieve a layered effect, use a pipette or eye dropper to add the colored simple syrup into the bottom of the glass after the drink has been poured. Alternatively add the syrup to the shaker with the other ingredients before the ice for an even color.
Garnish with peppermint stick and peppermint marshmallow.
About our stylist, Laurel Z:
As a food stylist with over 20 years of experience in the photo and video world, a keen eye for beauty, harmony and mouthwatering goodness is what fuels my creativity on a daily basis.
I have worked on local and national projects ranging from TV commercials and cooking shows to print advertising and editorial work. In addition I am an award winning recipe writer, creating and testing accurate recipes for various assignments. I book local to Chicago & Milwaukee and am available for travel outside these cities.
Over the last several years I have added the title of photographer to my resume, offering photography services to international food touring companies. I have the pleasure of attending these tours alongside the guests while creating a photographic memoir for their keepsake once they return home. You can see examples of my photography work here
I bring a high level of skill and professionalism to every project along with an enthusiasm for each opportunity. My talents in the kitchen coupled with experience in prop and set styling, public speaking, modeling and wardrobe styling allow me to offer clients a unique set of skills they appreciate and often utilize. I love my job and I do it well, I am grateful to have turned a passion into a career.
My client list includes but is not limited to:
Bon Appetit, Kraft, Crate & Barrel, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Corona, Calphalon, KFC, Jimmy Dean, Kenmore, Sartori, Schreiber Foods, Aldi, Kroeger, Taste of Home Magazine, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Digiorno Pizza, Hidden Valley Ranch
What is my.....?
Favorite food: A great burger piled high with toppings. Or steak. Or cheese. Do I have to choose just one?
Favorite place to live: London, UK but home is where I lay my head as I am a vagabond at heart
Kitchen utensil I can't live without: My chef knife. I have an unhealthy fixation with knives, I buy a new one at least every 6 months
Favorite hobby: Gardening. & travel.
Favorite quote: "Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge" - Hester Browne