SOURCE: Romano's Macaroni Grill

November 30, 2006 11:42 ET

Celebrate the Holidays With Romano's Macaroni Grill®

New Starbucks Liqueurs™ Italian Mudslide Martini Highlights Menu

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 -- It's the most delicious time of the year and Romano's Macaroni Grill offers many ways to help celebrate.

During this holiday season, Romano's Macaroni Grill debuts a new Italian Mudslide Martini -- made using Starbucks Coffee and Cream liqueurs, blended with Amaretto and drizzled with chocolate syrup. The Italian Mudslide Martini, along with the new Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini are available at all Romano's Macaroni Grill locations now through the beginning of next year.

Spread some holiday cheer and experience one of our new martinis at home using this recipe:

Italian Mudslide Martini
Ice (as needed)
3/4 oz Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
3/4 oz Starbucks™ Coffee Cream Liqueur
1/2 oz Di Saronno Amaretto
1 oz Half & Half
1/2 oz Chocolate Syrup
1) Swirl chocolate syrup around the inside of the martini glass in a random pattern just below the rim. Or, try some funny shapes.

2) Add ice to shaker, pour coffee liqueur, cream liqueur, Di Saronno Amaretto and Half & Half into the shaker and cap with mixing glass.

3) Put on some Holiday music, then cover the shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Remember, you'll have to open up presents during the Holidays, so don't pull a muscle!

4) Strain contents from shaker into prepared martini glass

5) Serve immediately

In addition to these special drinks, Romano's Macaroni Grill helps you get into the Holiday spirit with the innovative food it is known for, featuring three rich and savory menu favorites including Shrimp Portofino, the Center-cut Sienna Filet, and the always popular Chicken Marsala.

This holiday season also offers a special bonus on Romano's Macaroni Grill gift cards. For each $25 card purchased before the end of the year, customers will receive a $5 bonus card, valid on any purchase made in January and February 2007 at any Brinker International restaurant, including Romano's Macaroni Grill, Chili's Grill & Bar, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, and Maggiano's Little Italy.


Romano's Macaroni Grill ( is a leading casual Italian restaurant with more than 240 locations in 42 states and seven countries. Working in open kitchens, Macaroni Grill chefs prepare Italian classics like Chicken Scaloppine and signature items such as Penne Rustica, as well as grilled specialties, fresh seafood, crisp salads, brick oven pizzas and numerous pasta dishes. The menu is complemented by one of the most extensive wine lists in casual dining, including house wine poured on the honor system, where applicable. Romano's Macaroni Grill is the second-largest brand in the Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) restaurant portfolio. Other Brinker restaurant brands include Chili's Grill & Bar, Maggiano's Little Italy and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. For more information, visit

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