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Misty Maiden Martini

I’ve made an executive decision around here. What is it? Now that designing cocktails is my new favorite thing to do (ahem, mixologist wanna be) I’m going to create a series of cocktails named after Telluride ski runs. And by the way there are a lot of ski runs!  Here’s No. 1… Misty Maiden Martini | You must serve this creamy dessert cocktail at your holiday parties! Chocolate, hazelnut, walnut & cream. Mmmmmm! MarlaMeridith.com This Misty Maiden Martini is a creamy, sweet combo of Nocello, dreamy Bailey’s and half & half. Yep. Tis the season for all things alpine and errrr….libations! Misty Maiden Martini | You must serve this creamy dessert cocktail at your holiday parties! Chocolate, hazelnut, walnut & cream. Mmmmmm! MarlaMeridith.com I shot these photos moments before I had to pick up my son from school & seconds before a huge snow storm arrived! It’s been dumping beautiful white stuff and that make us super excited to open the ski mountain in just 2 weeks ~ thank goodness I did a snow dance this morning. Misty Maiden Martini | You must serve this creamy dessert cocktail at your holiday parties! Chocolate, hazelnut, walnut & cream. Mmmmmm! MarlaMeridith.com On my way home from Denver airport the other day (yes, I’m back from London & it was super!) I stopped into a giant liquor store to poke around. I found this Nocello walnut & hazelnut liqueur & got so excited to take it home for a test drive! I know we all LOVE Baileys Irish Cream all ready. This cocktail is the perfect marriage of the two…. Misty Maiden Martini | You must serve this creamy dessert cocktail at your holiday parties! Chocolate, hazelnut, walnut & cream. Mmmmmm! MarlaMeridith.com The nutty flavor with the chocolate is beyond fabulous! So what’s the story with Misty Maiden? It’s an intermediate ski run here in Telluride, CO. It’s easily accessed off of the main chairlift #4. It’s a super fun & fast run if you want it to be, or slower if that’s your thing. Along the way you will come across Gorrono Ranch restaurant & the adorable Outpost Bar. Gorrono is a historic Basque sheep herding ranch… Gorrono Ranch & the Outpost Bar | You gotta have a cocktail here in Telluride, Colorado! MarlaMeridith.com On Christmas Eve there’s the Torchlight Parade down Misty Maiden. That’s when instructors from the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School and Ski Patrollers ski down Misty Maiden in the dark with flares. Such a great way to ring in the Christmas spirit. I think when they are done they need these martinis! Misty Maiden Martini | You must serve this creamy dessert cocktail at your holiday parties! Chocolate, hazelnut, walnut & cream. Mmmmmm! MarlaMeridith.com I think you might need to whip these up asap for happy hour. Enjoy! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:455] Creamy Martini Recipes to Love! coming soon!]]>

~ Marla Meridith

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24 thoughts on “Misty Maiden Martini

  1. Marla you live in such a gorgeous place!! Sorry to ask totally unrelated question but we are still planning to go somewhere for Christmas!! I would totally love to stay in a place like this with snowy mountains and everything!! Any suggestions girl???
    Btw these are like the perfect drinks I have ever seen and love your photography as always!!

    1. Thank you Ami! Have you considered Telluride? It really is such a spectacular spot. There are some great hotel stay & ski packages going on all the time. Do you ski? You would LOVE this town, outdoor activities, people & of course the FOOD!! Feel free to email me directly as well. marla at familyfreshcooking dot com 🙂

  2. That Nocello sounds yummy and might go great in a chocolate desert. Telluride is one of my favorite summer destinations and we do try to visit at least once every summer. I’m glad I just stumbled onto your blog and look forward to more recipes and photos from Colorado.

  3. I sent out a plea for snow in Oregon for my trip home in December- and then it snowed a foot at my parents’ place a few days later! Excited to get to see winter, and be chilly and cozy. Excited to drink some spanish coffee! This cocktail looks amazing- a good one to break out here in Malaysia.