Tag: martini

Dreaming of Summer

Or, well, at least the foods of summer. Especially watermelon. It was all I could think of when I saw that this week’s Alphatini was to be w-inspired and, despite the unseasonableness of the craving it just would not be stopped! Now, true, our summers aren’t exactly the most pleasant and, despite my cold-natured body […]

Miss Mangotini, I Presume

You know that old friend, the one you were so close to back in the day but then there was that falling out and while you might be civil to one another you certainly don’t go seeking out her company? We all have one whether you call her your ex-bestie or your flat-out-frenemy, those skeletons […]

My 21st Birthday Dinner

My 21st Birthday was yesterday so after a long day of work, my family and I went to a local place for dinner. The place I picked is located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and is called the Cashmere Cricket. I had been there once before and loved it, so I wanted to go back. It […]

Sips & Shots: Vermouth

So, this past week I actually completed the coursework and tests for my BAC: BarSmarts Advanced Certification and, having assured my mother than no, I am not planning to become a bartender (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I gotta admit: I learned some stuff! Granted, I enrolled in the course for precisely that […]

Martinez – the Martini’s Lost Ancestor

Originally uploaded by iceman9294 Have you ever admired something for beauty’s sake? Not wanting to own it but to enjoy it for what it is? Like looking at an endangered species, knowing that it is very rare. Or having a fascination with retro clothing for the pure artistic expression it gives to its wearers. That’s […]

Yin Yang Martini Recipe – 2009 Drink of the Year

Originally uploaded by watermelon4linz Are you still drinking Cosmopolitan’s? That is so 90’s. The 2009 drink of the year is the Yin Yang Martini. Almost too pretty to drink. Below is the official recipe courtesy of the website for restaurants and food service chefs. I first learned of this at a holiday get-together this week at […]