Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Over Indulgence...

I know it's hard to believe that one can over indulge in one of life's great pleasures, however, when it comes to cocktails it DOES happen. I promise not to lecture about responsible drinking because we are all adults and choose when we want to act recklessly.

When I was younger and of course by younger I mean I was legal...(umm..let’s go with that) my drink of choice was well any kind of vodka, particularity raspberry vodka. Let me tell you...the very smell of that raspberry vodka brings back not so fond memories of fast trips down staircases, very clean bathroom floors and the luxurious McDonalds meal the very morning after.

With age comes new tastes, I would say class also follows but that is mighty presumptuous. Ladies, just because you are holding a martini glass does not mean you are being classy. Yes, I know on Sex in the City Carrie does look very classy with that Cosmopolitan, but let’s be honest how classy are Samantha’s actions following three or maybe six of those martinis. There is no such thing as glorified mistakes.

My challenge to you this week is to find that sipping cocktail and although some of those cocktails are so tasty that sipping becomes guzzling, it can be done.

So here’s a tip, order that classic Cosmopolitan with a twist on the rocks with extra cranberry juice. The tip about ordering a martini on the rocks is that it slows your sipping, every time the ice hits your lips the ice stops you from the guzzling and if you are tempted to take it to a ‘whole notha leva’ remind yourself lets….

Keep it classy!

What makes a true Cosmopolitan:

1 oz vodka

1/2 oz triple sec

1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 oz cranberry juice


  1. Great tip on how to slow your drinking. I'll keep that in mind for my next night out!

  2. Your posts make my mouth water, MD! I will definitely take your advice. I never considered the fact that ice slows you down. I should consider that. It is hard to enjoy a great drink slowly, as you can't stop tipping it back!