This is all Joyce's fault. Every bit of it. We meet Joyce and Gary for dinner at Bonefish. It's about halfway between their house in Columbus, IN and ours in Indianapolis, IN. Now, I love a particular wine at Bonefish. It's a Blue Moon Pinot Noir. And, it's fabulous with my normal dinner - Bang Bang Shrimp and the house salad with blue cheese crumbles. So I don't want to order a different drink. Nota bene (note well for those of you who didn't have several years of Latin - lol): I normally avoid chains so I'm supporting my local merchants. Bonefish is an exception. Now, Joyce doesn't much care for wine. Can't stand red wine and isn't too thrilled with white wine. She almost always orders a Washington Apple Martini. Needless, to say, being the curious person that I am, I've snitched a taste. It's really good. Then, last Christmas, she made us these awesome martini glasses.
Is she talented or what? Now, we can sip these and think about all the fun we've all had dining together! Here's to Joyce and Gary - CHEERS!
Washington Apple Martini
3 oz Crown Royal
3 oz DeKuyper Apple Pucker
3 oz cranberry juice
cinnamon and sugar
Blend the Crown Royal, Apple Pucker and cranberry juice in a shaker filled with ice. Rim your glasses with cinnamon and sugar.
Strain the drinks into the glasses. Serves two.