Every day a different drink. Not just how to make them, but a detailed review of how they actually taste, photos of the drinks, and stories along the way. Starting from the beginning, The Bartender's Black Book will be our guide, taking us

(and our livers) on a journey from which we may never recover. Cheers!

March 12, 2011

#71: Antioxidant Martini

Muddle the following ingredients well, in a mixing glass:
1/2 tsp unrefined sugar
Heaping tsp fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
Juice of half a medium lemon
Then fill the glass with ice and add:
3 oz Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz Pomegranate Juice
1/2 oz Acai Juice
Shake, and strain into a chilled glass

Antioxidant? I don't drink for my health, dammit. Well, maybe my mental health. And now that I have tasted this drink, I may need to go to the doctor after all.

It was a gorgeous drink, and photographed very well, but that much blueberry vodka made for too much on the berry flavor front, especially combined with the real fruit. I would recommend using regular old non-flavored vodka to offset and perhaps balance the intense berry flavors.

Overall the concept for this drink was not bad. It was a bit of work, using several non-traditional ingredients, and it came out a bit on the overly sweet side, but the payoff just isn't there. Too much berry, not enough actual martini.

It sure looked nice though. I have to say that I got one of my favorite photos of a drink yet with this one. And as I sat back and enjoyed my photography, sipping a more and more of this concoction, the more I liked it. My mouth soon acclimated to the berry flavors, and I didn't feel the need to head to the clinic right away. Not for everyone, but this drink can certainly find a home on some menus. I'm glad I tried it though.

Check out today's featured item.


  1. I just couldn't depart your web site prior to suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info a person supply to your guests? Is going to be back ceaselessly in order to investigate cross-check new posts

    My webpage; Warehouse Space

    1. Good sharing, The most recognized method for measuring a substance’s antioxidant capacity is to test its Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity (ORAC) value. Acai, Maqui and Mangosteen are 3 of the most powerful super berries and fruits with their staggering ORAC levels. I recommended Nn Suprt Berries Plus as ORAC supplementary product. Each bottle of Nn Suprt Berries Plus is guaranteed to have a minimum ORAC value of 37,500. Three batches recently tested by Brunswick Labs in MA reflected astounding high ORAC values of 3,872 per 1 oz serving, which is over 6 times that of pomegranate juice! Read more at:

  2. Great post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog and I
    am inspired! Extremely useful info specially the final section
    :) I care for such info much. I was looking for this certain
    info for a very lengthy time. Thank you and best of luck.

    Visit my site :: Garcinia cambogis

  3. Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate!
    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Here is my site - Elevate GF

  4. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

    Feel free to visit my site ... Test Force Xtreme Testosterone

  5. Keep on working, great job!

    Here is my site; Internet Money Path

  6. I hardly create responses, but i did a few
    searching and wound up here "#71: Antioxidant Martini". And I
    do have some questions for you if you do not mind.
    Is it just me or does it look like some of the comments come across like they are
    coming from brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are posting at
    other places, I'd like to keep up with anything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of all of your communal sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    my website ... Acne care

  7. Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

    Check out my web site - Nuvocleanse

  8. Great goods from you, man. I have be aware your stuff prior to and you're simply extremely great. I really like what you have acquired right here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which during which you assert it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it wise. I can not wait to learn much more from you. This is actually a great site.

    My web-site: Garcinia Cambogia Safe

  9. Very good post! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our website.

    Keep up the great writing.

    Take a look at my blog post :: Goji Berry Review

  10. Excellent blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew
    of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I'd really like to be a part of community where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!

    my webpage - review

  11. No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, therefore he/she wishes
    to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here.

    Feel free to surf to my web page: Skin cream

  12. Thanks , I've recently been looking for information approximately this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I have found out till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are you sure concerning the supply?

    Here is my web blog; Buy Goji Berry

  13. It's a pity you don't have a donate button!
    I'd most certainly donate to this fantastic blog! I guess for now i'll settle for bookmarking
    and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new
    updates and will share this site with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

    My blog post Power Slim Acai