What’s a weekend without some gaming and mixed drinks?! The other half tends to go for martinis, while I’m more of a mojito girl lately. I even planted mint in our garden just to keep up with my habit.
I adore a good martini. Sometimes I’ll make a fruity one - this weekend I bought some passion fruit at the farmers market. The glasses and vodka live in my freezer. But I also love an old-fashioned from time to time.
Wife: Would you go make me a (whatever)?
Me: What’s that?
Wife: (lists ingredients)
(pause a minute or two)
Me: OK, I got the first two things, what was next?
(pause another minute)
Me: OK, I added that, what was next?
I mix a mean Manhattan. 3:2 ratio Bourbon to Sweet Vermouth, preferably a bourbon that’s very rye-forward. Mix and shake with ice, strain, and add a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters. Finally, two maraschino cherries, 'cause fuck it, I’m a grown ass-man and I like my cherries.