31 March 2014

Martiniville

Jasmine of Blue Jasmine via Wifflegif
I'm not exactly sure what Jimmy Buffet was doing writing songs about "Margaritaville," while nobody penned the tune Martiniville. You guys, it's official. I have found "my drink" - and it's a martini. Dirty, with "all of the olives," preferably garlic or cheese stuffed. I have perfected the art of the martini, which isn't too much of an art, so let's just say that I've perfected the vodka-to-olive-juice ratio, have a system for making my glasses really cold (it's called putting them in the freezer), and have gotten so good at shaking mytini up that little beautiful crystals of ice float to the top of my glass, and I think to myself "This must be what the drink-version of the movie Frozen is like" because I am nutty and have nutty thoughts. Speaking of nuts, my new drinking habit has made me up my snack game. Some nights, I'll come home, and before I slip into my usually dinner-making routine, I'll make a plate of cheese, nuts, and pear to go with my drink, and for a few minutes everything is right with the world.

Out of curiosity, do you have a go-to drink that you know how to make off of the top of your head? Or a drink you always order when you're out at  the bar? I think I'm leaning toward clear liquids and no sugars these days. I like my drinks savory and cold. What about you?

Lucille Bluth, whom I think I am channeling every time I slurp via StarCrush

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  1. I have never wanted to try a martini, but now I am intrigued. Do you have any recipes you would recommend?

    I decided to learn about wine as a New Year's resolution, so I've been reading about it and going to tastings. My co-op is hosting a wine tasting, if you're interested in learning more about wine and eating artisanal cheese: https://www.facebook.com/events/1484055335147240/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

    -Claire

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    1. I've tried martinis so many times, but I think I just needed to have one that I liked. I find that I like really dirty olive-juicy ones best, which a lot of folks find gross but I find simply delicious. It's nice to have a savory tasting drink especially before a meal! Get's my tastebuds excited for what's to come.

      How funny that your New Year's resolution was to learn about wine and mine was to learn how to make a cocktail a month (I've only made a martini up till now...)! So awesome that we are both following through! And thanks for the invite, my Monday evenings are a little hectic right now, but if another tasting comes up in the near future on a not-Monday, count me in!

      XO

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  2. My inspiration for the New Year's resolution was meeting up with a friend who is living in Italy and studying wine. She gave me all sorts of recommendations and advice. I ended up joining a wine of the month club and gave myself a wine budget.

    In terms of our co-op (Moishe House Chicago), we have at least 7 events per month, so if you are interested you can friend us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mhchicago?ref=hl) or receive our email blasts (send an email to mhchicity+subscribe@googlegroups.com). I'll let you know when we're going to the next tasting!

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    1. You are going about your goal in such an awesome way! I love that. Part of my goal was to slowly stock my bar with things I know I will like, sounds like you are learning what to order/buy as well. The only way to know what you like is to learn and try new things, so go us!

      Thanks for the invite! I will definitely keep your co-op on my radar!!

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  3. I only know how to make two drinks but I can make them LIKE A BOSS: old fashioned's and sazeracs. Have you had either? They both have sugar in them though but just a small amount. If you're ever in Oakland, come over and I'll make you some!

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    1. I LOVE old fashioned's, though I'm totally afraid of making my drinks too sweet! And sazeracs sound absolutely divine. I think clear booze sits better in my system than brown booze (which tends to make me a sad sack), but maybe I've been making/drinking the wrong things. Isn't it rad knowing how to make a drink? In turn, it means we can order a drink, which gives me such agency. I found a place in Chicago that has a $5 martini special on Wednesday nights... and now I feel like I want to go there all of the time. Blue cheese olives, yes.

      I will for sure find you in Oakland for a drink! My sister lives in San Francisco, so I'll totally be around! Also, I think I've purchased a few pieces from your etsy in the past, and I still love them dearly!

      XO

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