Happy National Martini Day everyone! This is one of my favorite holidays. 😉 Any excuse to have a cocktail is a good holiday in my opinion! I am visiting family in Grand Haven, Michigan and there is a restaurant called the Theater Bar that serves the most amazing martinis in town.
It is a small bar area wedged between Dee-Lite and The Grand. With live music 7 days a week, you want to make sure you get there early for a good spot! If martinis are not your thing, they have many other drink options for you as you enjoy your surroundings. My mom and I recently visited this town staple and I just had to share some of their amazing concoctions.
Ingredients: Godiva chocolate liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, and Bailey’s
This is my mom’s favorite martini ever! Every time we go to the theater bar, she has to get a Chocolate Martini. My stomach can’t handle the chocolate liqueur (sad I know) but according to her it is so smooth and tastes just like a milkshake.
Frank Sinatra ‘Blue Eyes’
Ingredients: Hypnotiq, Malibu, mango, and blue curaçao
Not on the theater bar menu, this fruity drink was a hidden gem! This martini reminds me of Island breezes… Ahhh the memories.
Ingredients: Stoli Vanil Amaretto, Chambord, Peach Schnapps, and a splash of sour
The musical fountain has been a staple in Grand Haven for years! I remember walking into town from the state park just to watch the fountains when I was little. Even now they are amazing to watch. So this martini was a no-brainer to me! Let me tell you, like the actual fountain, this martini did not disappoint!
Ingredients: Absolut Citron, cranberry juice, and orange juice
Since we live for the beach, I had to try this martini! It was as delicious as it sounded! I really wanted to get a second one but with so many yummy martinis on the menu, I had to try another! This one was at the top of my list though!
Ingredients: Malibu, mango nectar, orange juice, and Creme de Banane
“It tastes just like key west!” These were the first words out of my mom’s mouth after tasting this delicious martini for the first time. If you love a refreshing and tropical drink, this is the one for you!
There were so many different kinds of martini’s that we couldn’t try them all! What’s that saying again…..?
Below are the ones we were unable to try.
Ingredients: Chambord and strawberry nectar, topped with champagne
Ingredients: St Germain, Absolut Citron, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a splash of cranberry
Ingredients: Sake, Ketel One, muddled cucumber, and sugar
Ingredients: Ketel One Citroen, Chambord, and lemonade topped with champagne
Ingredients: Stoli, Cointreau, a splash of cranberry, and lime juice
The Classic French
Ingredients: Stoli, Chambord, and Pineapple Juice
Ingredients: Hendricks, muddled cucumber, lime and mint, fresh lime and lemon, and a splash of soda
Ingredients: Van Gogh Pomegranate, Pama liqueur, and mango nectar.
Ingredients: Van Gogh Espresso, Godiva chocolate, and Frangelico
If you are in town, make sure you stop by and get one of these delicious drinks, you won’t regret it!