Monday, February 13, 2012

Burning Ring of Fire Martini

Love is like a burning ring of fire.
I'm sure you've heard Johnny sing it.  
Did you know June Cash, his wife wrote it about her love for him?
Ahhh...isn't that nice?  I mean I think so, I guess.
My husband loves to sing this song... anytime, anyplace.  He actually sings a very good Johnny Cash, which I must admit makes my heart go pitter pat when he sings it around the house to me. It's nice to be someone's burning ring of fire.

He is also a very good sport when I decide I want to invent something new, like a Cinnamon Red Hot Martini that is sort of a burning ring of fire to drink.  It was sweet, spicy, wet and delicious.  I thought we had Atomic Fireball liqueur at home, but instead we only had DeKuyers Hot Damn Cinnamon liqueur.  But the Atomic Fireball... it is the one to have if you like cinnamon and want to make this drink.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Serves 2

3 jiggers vodka
3 jiggers Atomic Fire Ball or Red Hot Liqueur
2 jiggers seltzer or sparkling water
1/4 cup red hot cinnamon candies
2-3 Tbsp Hot Tamales candies

Pulverize the red hot candies in a blender or food processor until they are a fine sugary dust.  Dip the rim of the martini in water, then in the candy dust.

In the bottom of each glass, add about 5-6 hot tamales, and 10-12 red hot candies.

Mix the vodka and the cinnamon liqueur in an ice filled martini shaker. Shake, shake, shake.  Strain into the glasses and top with the sparkling water. Sip cautiously. 

When you are done with your drink your candies are now conveniently naked... now isn't that nice?


  1. This looks really yummy! Right down my alley! I loved it when I could get pinnacle atomic red hot vodka.. can't seem to find it anywhere anymore. I don't know if I have to put in a special order for it or if pinnacle stopped making it all together... Anyone know where I can find it?

    1. Hi Bonnie! I googled it and it shows at Wine & More, so it looks to be available. Now I have to go get some to try it- LOL.