I was a martini virgin until this weekend. The one time I tried a traditional martini (I’m not sure if it was gin or vodka-based) I hated it. So when all the frou frou variations hit the trendy circuit, you know, the apple and chocolate-tinis, I wasn’t too terribly tempted. But the hubby and I tried out a new restaurant Saturday night, where balloons and chicken fingers were no where to be seen, and they had an amazing selection of martinis. I had to try one because, frankly, the highlight of the day had been getting my freebie Prilosec Bunco set in the mail and getting caught up on laundry (party on!)
I am really a lightweight drinker. One or maybe two occasional glasses of wine or a a couple of Coronas with lime are enough for me. Sure there were those post-college single working girl years when my girlfriends and I would order Mind Erasers to jump start the evening, but that’s been a long time ago. So, in my current unhip fashion of finally trying something once it’s been popular for several years (i.e. like finally watching the entire Sex in the City series last summer while nursing a baby at odd hours of the night thanks to Tivo) I ordered a fancy schmancy Key Lime martini Saturday night and let me tell you…it was worth the wait. I drank two and I’m in love. Here’s a recipe I found online and here are some swanky new martini glasses. Oh, and these are cool.There’s even a martini “diet” book. The hubby tended bar for seven years and he’s definitely going to be making some homestyle key lime martinis this summer. Cheers!