I will be the first to say YAY for Friday! I am ready for some time to catch up on me, I mean us (my fiancé, our charcoal lab and me). Our schedule is somehow overflowingly busy these days. With a martini in hand, I am conquering some of the catching up tonight. I like to call it HHH which equates to- Home Happy Hour. HHH is a fabulous way to be productive and still get your Friday on. Who indulges in HHH on Friday’s instead of going out? We do pretty much every Friday.
I am not big on what many call “going out.” Don’t get me wrong I love the occasional happy hour with friends, but usually not on a Friday night. By Friday night I am utterly exhausted and the last thing I want to do is socialize in a crowd of people making me claustrophobic. Now I am sure you are saying what is an introvert doing writing a blog? Wrong. I am extremely extroverted, but I sometimes just need me/us time. One can be extremely extroverted without “going out” all the time. I promise.
Tonight HHH leads me to a gin martini. Gin martinis happen to be one of my favorites. Super simple, but super delicious. I used to go for a more dirty martini, however when ordering them out, I found sometimes they came with a little too much olive juice, so I started just ordering them “undirty” with olives and boy oh boy, game changer. Like you need to try now. Have you made yourself one yet?
My Friday martini and HHH today is paired with putting together save the dates. Ahhhh. I am so excited for our wedding! The wedding planning process has been one of the best experiences in life. I have enjoyed it so much, that post our wedding I am contemplating planning weddings on the side of my full time job. You may think I am crazy, but I think it’s crazy awesome. Back to the martini. If you do like a bit more dirty martini feel free to had a splash or a few splashes of olive juice, however I recommend just as is. Cheers to a fabulous and productive weekend!
- Lillet Blonde
- 1 ½ Shots Gin (my favorite Tanqueray)
- 3 Olives
- Place ice in a shaker. Add in gin. Set aside.
- Place 3 olives on a cocktail skewer.
- Take a martini glass and pour a few drips in the martini glass. Swirl around. Pour the leftover lillet in the shaker.
- Shake the gin/lillet mixture for 50 shakes.
- Pour over olives in martini glass.