Alas, I don't see that happening too soon since Hubby started his new job and honestly, I'm not going to pitch a fit about that! I was banking on Nashville again for the big 5 0 birthday in May but will have to hold out for a later visit (Besides, Jupiter Island Resort was a quick drive and very very fun and relaxing!) ...
Oh. Wait. You stopped by for the Happy Hour Friday drink, didn't you? Sorry. Sorry. I got sidetracked.
Having never been to Birmingham Alabama, let alone the 'famous' Bottega Restaurant, I couldn't tell you if this really compatible to the "Orange Thing" they serve ... but for an Orange THANG, I'm quite pleased ...
Here's what you need to make yourself a few yummy, orangy martinis:
1/4 cup good vodka (seriously, spend a few extra dollars and buy the good stuff ... I used a bottle left over from some party of Kettle One Oranje)
2 tbs orange liquor, like Grand Marnier (I used Cointreau as that's what I have)
1/4 cup of orange juice (fresh squeezed is best and absolutely NO pulp allowed in my drink! Umm...I think this Indian River stuff had pulp)
Roughly 2 cups of ice
1 slice of orange, cut in half and small slit in middle for garnish
Dump all ingredients into a shaker, cap it and shake it like you mean it. Really shake it good.
Go ahead, give it a smell and think Happy Thoughts ... who needs a trip to feel special? I don't!
*NOTE: I had major heartburn after a half of one of these so if you are prone to heartburn ::sad sad face:: you might want to pop that pill BEFORE you even make this! I still think it was well worth it as I continued to my 2nd drink with regular, quality vodka and liked the 2nd one way better!*
Hubby usually pulls the bottle out and sets it right next to my
drink if he sees me drinking a fruity drink :-)
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