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Hands Up For These 10 Tasty Martini Recipes!

Hands Up For These 10 Tasty Martini Recipes!

With Thanksgiving officially kicking off the holiday season, this also means that the season of family gatherings, office parties, and great food is upon us. While food is an important part of the holiday celebration, every adult appreciates the taste of a well-made drink. The martini is the epitome of a great holiday drink. Whether it is made with the traditional gin, or with some James Bond flair using vodka, a martini offers the celebrant with a crisp and light beverage that is sure to start off the party.

As the end of the year quickly approaches, here are ten martini recipes that sure will make your guests raise a hand when you pass around these delicious concoctions.

1. Nuts and Berries Martini

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    Perfect for the holidays, this sweet martini has all of the elements to put a smile on your guests’ faces. It has fruity and creamy flavors with a kick at the end.

    2. Hazelnut Mochaspresso Martini

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      If you are looking for the perfect martini to help your guests feel the holiday cheer, look no further than this recipe! With its rich chocolatey and nutty flavors, your guests will surely feel like celebrating.

      3. Golden Delicious Martini

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        Not sure if you want to try a new recipe at your party, but still want to get out of the ordinary? Try this quick and easy recipe, which is essentially a spicy play on the apple martini.

        4. Manhattan Martini

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          This simple and straight-to-the-point recipe is quick to make and  will definitely satisfy your guests who are looking for a stronger (and darker) drink.

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          5. Caribbean Martini

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            Here’s a perfect concoction if you are planning a themed party. This sweet martini combines wonderful flavors of the Caribbean, such as pineapple, while maintaining a strong martini effect with the help of some coconut rum.

            6. South Beach Martini

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              This martini is perfect if you are trying to add a vacation flair or simply a fun and fruity flavor to your drinks. With nice citrus flavors, this martini is sure to make you feel like you have transported yourself to a tropical environment.

              7. Long Kiss Goodnight Martini

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                Attention: lovers of white chocolate, this martini will not disappoint. With a creamy and rich finish, this martini is sweet and strong. Make sure you pace yourself – just because it’s sweet doesn’t mean it won’t quickly go to your head.

                8. Bellini Martini

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                  Fruity and light, this martini is sure to please your guests who are peach lovers. Its cold temperature is sure to help tame the alcohol level and allow for your guests to enjoy, regardless of the chilly weather.

                  9. Ricky Martini

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                    Not for the light drinker, the Ricky Martini is a great mixture of fruit flavors, such as cranberries, oranges, and limes. However, don’t be fooled by the flavors, this drink contains three types of alcohol. It may not be endorsed by the dancer, but it might inspire you to get on the dance floor.

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                    10. Mint Martini

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                      Looking for a drink that will not only get the party started, but also keep your guests refreshed? Next time, try this mint martini. It has a smooth finish due to the creme de menthe. Your guests will definitely enjoy it no matter the weather.

                      Conclusion

                      Whichever recipe you decide to try, it will be a sure hit! With the holidays right around the corner, at least you now have a starting point with the drinks. If you are undecided on which one to try, you can easily make a combination where you can have one for each category: creamy, fruity, and darker.

                      One thing is for sure, all 10 of these recipes will be appreciated by your guests and will definitely get the party started.

                      Featured photo credit: Strawberry Martini/ daspunkt via flickr.com

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                      Last Updated on October 17, 2018

                      How Setting Small Daily Goals Makes You Achieve Big Success

                      How Setting Small Daily Goals Makes You Achieve Big Success

                      Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious.

                      While most believe that having a long-term goal is crucial to success, successful people understand that without small, daily goals, you will get demotivated easily; success will in turn become hard.

                      In this article, we will look into the importance of setting daily goals and how to having daily goals that help you achieve success.

                      How to “think” success with your subconscious

                      The subconscious is brilliant at prioritizing. It listens to you and gauges from your thoughts what you think is the most important task. This means that what you think about most of the time is what the subconscious will think is the most important thing for you, and will try to find creative solutions.

                      If you think about problems, the subconscious will try to find you more problems. If you think about solutions, goals and dreams, it will try to make them come true.

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                      But the subconscious goes even further when trying to understand what you think is important; it “listens” to your feelings.

                      Luckily, it has been proven that a positive thought is over 100 times as positive as a negative thought. This makes it a lot easier to drive positive emotions into your subconscious.

                      How daily goals keep you positive

                      It is enough to be positive and keep your thoughts on what you want — and you don’t have to go monitoring your thoughts all the time.

                      It is enough to imbue your thoughts a few times a day with a powerful positive emotion when thinking about your goals. The more you can do it, the more powerful this exercise will be.

                      For many, reading their goals or making plans become a chore, something that fills them with negative emotions. This ruins the full potential of these activities; filling yourself with positive emotions while thinking about your goals will make them a lot more powerful.

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                      Over the last several years, I have been taught several exercises that can help you focus more on your goals and spend more time thinking about and feeling about them. What I want you to remember when doing these exercises is to have fun. Never see them as a chore, you are living your goals, it is something to enjoy.

                      If you don’t feel uplifted at the thought of focusing on your goals, you might as well not do the exercise today. Do it tomorrow instead because it will do more harm than good if you are in the wrong mood when thinking about your goals.

                      Why positive thoughts inspire you ideas

                      In my business, I constantly need to come up with new ways to improve efficiency, new ideas to test and new subjects to teach. It takes a lot of creative work — and creative work has always been one of my weaker areas.

                      Luckily, thanks to all my work with goal setting (and because of my focus on my goals), my subconscious knows these are the things I need the most help with and that they are very important to me.

                      Every day I get new ideas of things I can try out, products I can create, seminar subjects I can offer, and so on.  All of them aren’t good but when you throw enough “mud against the wall”, something will stick. And that is what my subconscious does — it feeds me idea after idea.

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                      How to set daily goals for yourself

                      This method is used by countless thousands around the world and for everyone who has tried it, the effects have been incredible:

                      1. Each morning, take a pen and a piece of paper and write down your 10 top goals. Don’t look at the day before, just think about what you want to most and write them down.
                      2. Remember to write them in the positive present tense and remember to set a deadline for each goal. Just like we did when setting your long term and short term goals. (For example you could set the goal “I make 10,000 dollars per month by the December 31 next year.”)
                      3. Do this for all 10 goals.

                      In the beginning, writing down 10 goals might be difficult. Each day, they might look a bit different and some of the goals you write never come back again.

                      If you forget a goal, it is because it wasn’t all that important and something more important has taken its place.

                      What difference does it make?

                      By starting your day setting your 10 top goals, you jump-start your creativity — which will motivate you for the rest of the day. You will have programmed yourself to focus on your goals and to move towards them and their completion.

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                      What will happen to you?

                      If you do this, you will start to realize what is important to you. You’ll see what goals keep surfacing and what goals vanish.

                      You will know what you want and you will find yourself presented with opportunities that you haven’t noticed before.

                      You will be more creative in finding ideas and chances to make your dreams reality.

                      The bottom line

                      Having goals on a daily basis can change your life for the better. It will help you keep moving faster and faster towards your goals and dreams.

                      So now set your goals and make having daily goals your good habit:

                      1. Buy a notebook and a pen at your local bookstore.
                      2. Start writing down 10 goals every morning, without looking at the day before.
                      3. Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way and capitalize on them.
                      What’s next after setting your goals? While your routine is the key to achieving your goals, you can take these 6 simple steps to make progress towards achieving goals.

                      Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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