Cocktail Hour


There is just something really wonderful about a well made Manhattan.  It starts with good whiskey and ends with lovely, albeit expensive, dark cherries.  I know most bars use the florescent pink ones that all restaurants use for making Shirley temples, but please, go for broke on the “good” cherries.  Trust me on this… will…

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Vodka martinis

  Vodka martinis are my “FAVORITE”!  A couple shots of vodka, (or so) a teeny tiny splash of dry vermouth, a teaspoon or two of olive juice, and then… shake until its super cold and pour into a beautiful martini glass. There are so many gorgeous ones out there.  No reason to go boring! Then…

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Basil Martini

I LOVE martinis! There are so many wonderful variations of them.  My favorite for the most part is a vodka martini, very dry, dirty, with blue cheese stuffed olives!  Now doesn’t that sound absolutely wonderful?!  In the summertime, it does make you think of other ones to try and this basil martini hits the spot…

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