Monday, May 01, 2006

Improvisation

I went out with friends after the concert on Saturday night to an Irish Pub down the street. It would have been thematically correct to have ordered a Guinness or something, but the chocolate raspberry martini caught my eye. And I had it. And it was wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that tonight (in preparation for my date with myself -- we watched movies, myself and I; it was very romantic) I went and bought all of the stuff to make a chocolate martini (Creme de Cacao, Godiva liqueur, Stoli vanilla, and half-n-half, in case you're wondering). So I ate my take-out Chinese with chopsticks (because we're Bohemian too, myself and I) and was ready for dessert...time to make the martinis.

Except that I didn't have one of those martini thingamawhats...the shaker deal. And the shaking over ice seemed very important to Mr. Bond...even if he wasn't drinking chocolate ones. And we weren't to be denied on our special night, myself and I, our special martinis. So I did what any other resourceful, modern woman would do...

I used a sippy cup. :)

No, no, no...just for the mixing part...

I drank it out of a lovely crystal ...um... wine glass, of course. I'm not a complete buffoon...

7 comments:

BASSO said...

You poor thing - you need barware! While I do applaude your improvisation -- Sippy Cup, bad; Glass and Metal Shaker, good. Also, you MUST have a proper GLASS for such a drink. Adds to the flavor - trust me, I KNOW these things. It was good anyway, wasn't it?

I Blog, You Blog said...

Oh, the tasty factor was exceptionally high...yes indeed. I'd do it again...and will, actually...soon, probably! Yum!

Would you feel better if I told you that one of the movies we (myself and I) rented was "Rent"? So, you know, the sippy cup and wine glass totally added to the "La Vie Boheme" of the evening... :)

towwas said...

Oh, I think a sippy cup and wine glass is entirely appropriate for watching Rent. And why wasn't I invited? ...Oh well - guess it's no fun having a 3rd wheel around on these dates.

BASSO said...

...and friends don't let friends drink alone -- or at least don't let them watch RENT alone. Next time call!!!!! But then again, it was the two of you (and it's scary that I understand that....).

I Blog, You Blog said...

TOWWAS, it was kind of about nesting last night...and about perfecting the chocotini recipe before you came (though I admit, as my best girly-drinks-friend, I had you in mind when I was making the purchases), so I could wow you with really good ones when you do!

I have RENT til Tuesday and you know the Monkey wants to see you. Pick an evening. :) Thursday, perhaps?

BASSO said...

so much perfection, so little time!

towwas said...

Yayyyyyy best girly-drinks friend!! When am I invited? When am I invited?