Friday, May 20, 2005

Martini Friday

Our temperatures here are climbing up into the 90's this weekend. At the end of a hot day, I love an ice cold martini. Last year it was apple martinis and cosmos, but now I am branching out. Last Friday I had refreshing martini from a restaurant I had dinner at. I couldn't find the recipe but the restaurant did divulge the ingredients. So last night I experimented and came up with this:

Picnic Punch Martini

2 oz. citrus-flavored vodka
2 oz. watermelon pucker
splash or so of sweet and sour

I use a lot of ice to get it as cold as possible. I recommend that you pour the ingredients sit in the shaker for a moment after I've shaken it to let it get really cold. This recipe makes two good sized martinis, if you want to share. Or not.

6 comments:

Kelly Parra said...

I'm wondering if I'm weird because I've never had a martini before...

kacey said...

Man, are you going to Reno?? There must be a romance bloggers martini get together in Reno!

Rene said...

Kelly, I didn't have a martini until I tried an apple one a year or so ago. I do not care for gin martinis or regular dry vodka martinis (which by the way, did not exist until the first James Bond film. Smirnoff contributed a chunk of money to the Broccolis to make the movie and this was product placement).

Sorry, Kacey, can't go to Reno. Wouldn't that be a blast though? A bunch of romance writers getting sloshed on foo foo martinis?

Kelly Parra said...

Did you have to delete some weird posts on your blog too? I had like 3, and then I found out I can hit the trash can thingy again and delete the "comment deleted" posts too when I want. =) Viola! No more traces of weird posts!

Rene said...

Thanks, Kelly.

Michelle said...

Yum! Sounds delicious. :)