Life Should be Sugar-Rimmed

Mmmmm lemon drop martini. 

Me and a friend got tickets to go see Chris Kattan at Zanies comedy club in Nashville last Friday night.  One would assume that means you are going to see Chris Kattan do some standup, correct?  Well he never did!!!  He was the MC, and not even a very funny one at that, for two OTHER comics, who weren’t bad, but they were not Chris Kattan.  I should have assumed $20 was a little cheap for such a ‘big’ name, but it made me feel bad for the two other comics, its like setting them up for failure.   They could be great, but when everyone is just waiting for someone else to come on, and they never do, they’re gonna be disappointed no matter what.  If I were them, I would write a letter, or two. 

So my friend came over and I made some lemon drop martinis before the show, using my lovely martini shaker that I got at Goodwill for $0.99. 

Don’t you love the criss cross pattern?

It however, is missing the top that encloses for when you shake shake shake it, so I use this cup:

Works just fine. 

And in case you want to make some of your own, here’s how:

Use about 2 oz. citrus vodka (can use plain, but I feel like the citron just makes it that much better since lemons are citrusy:), and about 1/2 oz. each of the mixers- triple sec and lemon sour.  The lemon sour is make with half fresh squeezed lemon juice and half sour mix.   Add all ingredients to the mixer with ice and shake shake shake like a polaroid picture!!! Got it? Good. 

Its especially good garnished with a sugar rim (I mean, what in life isn’t better when garnished with a sugar rim?  They should make sugar rimmed tires….and sugar rimmed shirts, sugar rimmed wallets…and many other things…) and also a lemon twist.  I did neither of these things.  We were short on time and got right down to business- and by business I mean talking.  We’re girls. 

I should say, the reason I wanted to make these was because I bartended lunch that day at the restaurant I work at.  My first table was a mother and a daughter, and her daughter.  One got a cosmo, and one got a ….. lemon drop martini!  A little strange with her 1 year old sitting right there, but hey, who am I to judge…  Actually, it was a rasberry lemon drop martini, which was delicious.  I just used one more mixer, chambord, to make it.  I would have loved to have made them, but I wasn’t about to spring for the chambord, its a little ‘spensive.  I’ll wait for my first hit song for that:)

In case the shaker wasn’t enough Goodwill goodness, its was unfortunately raining on Friday night.  Sad, but it gave me a chance to wear my new hooded coat I got last week at Goodwill- here’s some shots of me in the jacket WITH the martini, its almost too much Goodwill for one picture:


I’m only upset I didn’t get a my shoes in the picture:(  Not Goodwill, but still cute fake suede booties I got from Old Navy before Christmas for like $15.  My bargain hunting is clearly not limited to Goodwill.  It knows no bounds.  I bargain shopped for ice cream at an amusement park once.  No joke.  I looked at like 3 stands before I bought one.  My then boyfriend said he had never seen anything like that.  I’m a rare breed, what can I say. 

That is also funny, because it proves one of the comics’ bits that night right.  It was about girls and their shoes, He made it seem like no matter what was happening, they would eventually just say “Look at my shoes”…and he imitated a girl walking cutely around and made a clicking noise.  It was pretty funny.  Darn Chris Kattan for ruining it for him. 😉

Martini’s finished and off we went to the comedy club, laughs ensued and a good time was had by all. 

Courtney and I.  Ain’t she a cutie?  Well, normally anyway.  She doesn’t usually smile like that…not sure what that’s about.  But she has two kids, and is a great mom, and when she gets out, she likes to let loose. 

Do you like to go to comedy clubs?

What is your favorite martini/drink of choice?

Do you think its ok for parents to have a drink, or two, when out at a restaurant with a little one?