Baklava Martini

November 9, 2012

in Beverages,Cocktails,Recipes

Baklava Martini

Baklava, one of my favorite indulgent desserts of all time; micro-thin sheets of phyllo dough that are doused in melted butter then stacked together to create thick layers which are then gingerly separated by mixture of walnuts and/or pistachios and sugar then baked and completely bathed in a honey syrup.

Mind you, it’s only served until each layer has had enough time to absorb the rich honey syrup it’s been drenched with. I’ll let the Mediterranean and Asia argue over who came up with it first but, if you happen to be interested in my interpretation of the liquid version, here you go…

Baklava Martini
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Baklava Martini
  • 2 ounces hazelnut liqueur
  • 2 ounces honey liqueur
  • 4 ounces half-half
  • ¼ teaspoon orange blossom water
Baklava Martini Rimmer
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon turbinado sugar
Directions
Baklava Martini
  1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously, strain and pour into chilled & rimmed martini glasses.
Baklava Martini Rimmer
  1. In a mini food processor pulse pistachios, walnuts, and sugar until finely ground.
  2. Dip chilled martini glass into simple syrup then ground nut mixture.
Notes
My goto hazelnut liqueur is Franglico, and for the honey liqueur I chose Bärenjäger. Transfer extra rimier into a small plastic snack size baggie, label and store in your freezer.

 

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1 Laura Dembowski November 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Baklava is one of my favorite desserts too! This drink sounds like the perfect way to relax after a long week v

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2 Cristina November 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Hi Josie: How have you been? This is a gorgeous and tasty sounding tini. A great combination! Luv the overhead shot! :)

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