My Martini Moment

My Kind Of Mid Winter

Hellooooo Friday!

So we aren’t at the middle of winter just yet, even though it is quickly approaching.

I thought since we may or may not be getting pummeled with snow this weekend that I would share “The Mid Winter Margarita”. You don’t always have to save the Margs for warm weather! I talked about cookbooks in my last post and I think it is equally important to have at least one good cocktail book. My favorite is “Shake” (linked below) and I got it when on the Bourbon Trail a few years back. This delicious recipe is from there and in my opinion a great one to get snowed in with.

What you need:


What you do:

Simply, throw all of this delicious goodness into a shaker over ice.

For the rim: run a lime wedge around the whole rim and then dip in a sea salt and chili powder mix.

Even though this is a cold drink I’m fairly certain it will still keep you warm this weekend! Stay safe friends!


A Classic Twist

Hello Friday!

We did it! We made it! The weekend is here!

It’s been a heck of a week over here, let me tell you. With our photography company being slammed (and this was supposed to be our off season), and a teething, running one year old, I am very much ready for a drink. I’ve made an Old Fashioned many times before but when I added a little Maple Syrup instead of the normal sugar cube, it was a very welcome change in this classic cocktail.

What you need:


What you do:

Simply just add syrup, water, and bitters in a glass and stir until well blended. Then add your ice and orange peel, and top with bourbon. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.

That’s all for today! Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!


Smart Sips

For my first Martini Moment of 2019 instead of a drink recipe I though it would be great to start the year out with some ways to keep your drinks smart and low cal. Typically I try to save my wine and those calories for the weekend. One of the reasons I started drinking martinis in the first place was a low calorie content. So today I’m sharing 5 tips to drink a little smarter.

1. This might be the most important one: never use those sugary drink mixes! Juice lemons, limes, or grapefruits as they are much, much lower in calories.  

2. Pick a “going out” drink. I never drink wine when out because I’m not paying $10 for one glass when that’s more than the bottle they have (I’m talking bars and such not nice restaurants). So I always order a Vodka Soda with lime. Not much sugar and not $10. 

3.  Stock your house with drink fixins’ that you know are low cal. La Croix is a good option or I also use flavored Perrier. I’ll mix that with vodka and splash with Pomagranet juice. 

4.  Drink lighter colored liqueurs. Think vodka, gin, or white tequila. Your body can process these easier. 

5. Know the exact calorie count. For example, 2 ounces of gin or vodka has 130 calories in it. If you’re splashing a little La Croix in there that’s nothing. If you wanted to sweeten up a drink 1 tsp of sugar is only 16 calories. 


So let’s get this weekend started! Now we can all sip a little smarter and have some guilt free cocktails!