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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.

Martini Please

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?

Martini & Save the Dates

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!

Gin Martini

Gin Martini Recipe
  • Lillet Blonde
  • 1 ½ Shots Gin (my favorite Tanqueray)
  • 3 Olives
  • Ice
  1. Place ice in a shaker. Add in gin. Set aside.
  2. Place 3 olives on a cocktail skewer.
  3. Take a martini glass and pour a few drips in the martini glass. Swirl around. Pour the leftover lillet in the shaker.
  4. Shake the gin/lillet mixture for 50 shakes.
  5. Pour over olives in martini glass.
  6. Enjoy!


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