This is a delicate subject but I find my self sounding a bit like a seasoned alcoholic when I post these drink recipes, reminiscing about people, places and alcohol. But who cares! Before I met the chef I was accustomed to the simpler things in life.
My parents are a “no fuss” kind of people and that had rubbed off on me. I would never have gone to a bar and ordered something from the drink menu. That just wasn’t done. Instead we drank the most foul drink of all times: vodka and Diet-Coke.
My mom still likes her drink that way but ever so often – and especially when she visits us in the Bahamas – I try to pamper her with what I call a fancy drink. The thing is, and you may laugh, that it took me a while to figure out that it takes the same amount of time to make a great drink and a shitty one (pardon my french). So back to the drink of the day. The first time I had a Martini I felt like million bucks. Really – it didn’t take more than that.
So now when I go to a bar (which sadly doesn´t happen that often these days) I carefully decide what I´m having, and instead of drinking just for the heck of it, I actually enjoy it and embrace the culture envolving around alcoholic consumption.
Ketel One Martini:
- 1.5 oz Ketel One or your favorite vodka
Chill a martini glass before mixing drink. Place the vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until nice cold strain and pour into chilled martini glass garnish with olives or lemon twist.
Disclaimer: I am not a big drinker (although I could hold my own back in my single days) and this post is not meant to encourage people to consume alcohol. Drink responsibly and please don´t drink and drive – especially all you people in the Bahamas.
Disclaimer: But I acnowledge the fact that I own a bar – so I find myself troubled. I do love my drink but I consider myself a responsible drinker … what the hell am I babbling about. Don´t listen to my conscience – enjoy your martini!
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