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Friday Cocktail: Snickerdoodle Martini

The Feat: Ran the Class Bake Sale

In case you've never before been asked to manage a class bake sale (or scout troop bake sale, orchestra bake sale, etc.), here's a handy checklist of what bounties your bake-sale table should hold: dairy-free, vegan, steel-cut oatmeal, organic raisin cookies? Check. Fair-trade, antioxidant-rich, dark-chocolate, nut-free brownies? Check. Cupcakes? Check. ... Yeah, just stick with cupcakes. Nobody ever objects to cupcakes. Another thing to remember is there's a goal at the end of this sweet-fest. You're raising money for a program that your child is involved with, so put your heart into it! You will, of course, but in case any other moms forget, you can remind them. And your best friend for organizing this thing is not your best friend, it's a clipboard with a spreadsheet of who is baking what and who is manning the table when. Get everything in writing and you're good to go. Also good to go is the final bake sale item: the Snickerdoodle Martini. OK, it's not for sale, but a definite "Check." Enjoy as soon as you get home.

The Reward: Snickerdoodle Martini

  • Makes 1 martini
  • Garnish: brown sugar and cinnamon rim
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Splash simple syrup
  1. First, rim your martini glass with brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  2. Next, combine all liquid ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds, and then strain into your martini glass.

Excerpted from The Big Book of Martinis for Moms (F+W Media, March 2013) By Rose Maure Lorre (FiveOClockCocktails.com) and Mavis Lamb

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