Lazy Bitch: Dirty Gin Martini with Ancient Olive Trees

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 0 No tags 1

I’m feeling super sophisticated (and a little dirty, of course) with this martini. Such a simple drink and a classic, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often! I’m a gin kinda lady, but feel free to use vodka if that’s your thing. But to keep this thing dirty, we must use the olive juice. And not just any old olive juice, this beautiful stuff from Ancient Olive Trees. Loving this premium addition to my martini! It’s super luxurious, but won’t break the bank ($25), and is so worth it.


 

Watch the full video above or here for the lazy bitch approved recipe and some martini 101 basics!

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Crushed Ice (Almost) Always

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1 No tags 1

I have a thing for crushed ice. I have yet to find a beverage that it does not improve. My love affair began in grade school, when I would tuck into a booth at the soda fountain in the rear of my neighborhood pharmacy, Wheeler’s. I would get a griddled hot dog and an ice cold root beer over an enormous amount of crushed ice pebbles. It was heaven. It still is heaven. I’m lady that enjoys simple pleasures. And let us not forget that I am a Kentuckian, that the mint julep is practically our state cocktail, and it cannot exist with mounds of crushed ice. I could go on and on, but the main evidence has been presented.

Since I don’t own a fancy fridge that can easily spit out crushed ice by the millisecond and I’m lazy (and abhor crushing ice with a mallet in a bag by hand), I was THRILLED when W&P Design came out with their new line of Peak Ice Works ice cube trays. Their recent addition? Crushed ice trays! I squealed when I got it in the mail. The mold is shallow and thin, so the water freezes fast and crumbles easily right into your glass.

If you need to find me, I’ll be in the kitchen drinking just about anything I can over this ice. Like, say, a crisp G + T with lots of lime.

Wine Slushies

Monday, August 1, 2016 0 No tags 1

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I don’t know why it took me so long to drink my wine in slushie form, but the heat of this summer took me over the edge and I arrived at a place of utter desperation. I needed my wine to be as refreshing as possible. Therefore, apparently, it needs to be half-frozen.

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I have a handy dandy Margaritaville machine that I got to put to use, but a regular old blender would be just fine (I would just recommend starting with crushed ice, so half the work is done). I whipped up a Rosé/Aperol/Aranciata number and a tart Gruner Veltliner/Grapfruit/Mint situation. Verdict: in love. And there are so many more combos that could be great!

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Check out my video to see my tips and all the frosty action!

Gold metal cocktail straws from W&P Design.