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Olive Garden Featured Martinis Recipe
Olive Garden Featured Martinis
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 190
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (1 reviews)

When it comes time once again to research some jazzy cocktails for the warm-weather fiestas on the horizon, I scour the featured drink menus at the big chains. This time I found myself downing the new drink creations at America's largest Italian grub chain and got turned on to these two awesome featured martinis. Malibus great mango-flavored rum is the star in the Mango Martini, along with a little Kerns mango nectar. It goes down much too fast. Then there's the stronger Pomegranate Margarita Martini. If you're a tequila lover, this is your baby. Its mixed with Patron Silver tequila and Patrons 80-proof Citronge orange liqueur. You'll also want to track down some real grenadine syrup that is made with pomegranate juice. Stirrings makes the one I used. You can also used pure pomegranate juice, such as the stuff made by Pom Wonderful, but you'll also have to add a little simple syrup to sweeten the drink since pomegranate juice on its own is pretty sour. Each of these drinks is served straight up in a large martini glass, but you can certainly add ice to the drinks and pop 'em into a poolside tumbler, complete with bendy straw.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3" by Todd Wilbur.

Mango Martini
2 ounces Malibu mango-flavored Caribbean rum
3/4 ounce triple sec liqueur
2 ounces Kern's mango nectar
2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
lime slice
Pomegranate Margarita Martini
1 ounce Patron Silver tequila
3/4 ounce Patron Citronge orange liqueur
1 1/2 ounces real grenadine syrup
(or 3/4 ounce pomegranate juice, 3/4 ounce simple syrup)
1 teaspoon lemon juice (juice from 2 wedges)
1 teaspoon lime juice (juice from 2 wedges)
2 teaspoons orange juice (juice from 2 wedges)
2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
thin slice of lemon
thin slice of lime

1. Drop a handful of ice into a cocktail shaker.

2. Add the ingredients for the drink of your choice to the shaker and shake thoroughly.

3. Strain entire contents of the shaker into a chilled 12-ounce martini glass.

4. Add a slice of lime to the rim of the glass for the mango martini, or float a thin slice of lemon and a thin slice of lime on the surface of the drink for the pomegranate margarita martini.
Makes 1 drink.

Submitted on: 06/09/08
The Limoncello Lemonade is absolutely wonderful! I had never had the one at Olive Garden, so I don't know if it is comparable, but, in my book, nothing could have been better than what this recipe made. It is a dangerous drink, though. You can't taste the alcohol in it at all!