Snowed in, liquored up

8 Feb

If you don’t live on the East coast, you might not know, but we were hit with 22 inches of snow on Saturday. To make things even more interesting, we are hearing predictions of another foot to a foot and a half this coming Wednesday. Ah winter, you make me miss Florida.

In any case, when you’re cooped up in the house all day, after all the cleaning, cooking, napping, TV watching and Wii playing, you need a drink. Thankfully we were stocked! It’s easy to make a dry martini, but it makes it more fun to come up with cocktails that add a little excitement to the snowy day. I’ll admit that our happy hour started a little before 5, but it was 5:00 somewhere, right?

I started the night with lemon basil martinis. They are refreshing and light. It’s a great one to stimulate the appetite too.

Lemon Basil Martini

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon basil, roughly chopped
2 oz lemon vodka
2 oz water

shake all the ingredients with ice

The the next martini I made is pictured above and I called it a breakfast martini…sounds weird, but I promise you it is fantastic!

Breakfast Martini

2 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz banana rum
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
pinch of cinnamon

shake all ingredients with ice

Give these a try on the next snow day, they are sure to cure cabin fever

Always thinking of the next meal

Katie

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