August 30, 2011

Limey Limeade Martini

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Happy Birthday to ME!
I have had such a crazy non-stop couple of days and I have to say it's actually been quite a blast.

We just made it through Hurricane Irene, getting our power back only late last night after about 36 hours in the dark. The days leading up to the storm were that of excitement, shopping and waiting, waiting, waiting. Paul was able to leave Army early to get home before the storm hit which was a huge relief for me and then it was just a matter of riding out the storm and the power outage. 
We had our friend Jeff stay over during the storm and the three of us bunkered down for the night with pizza and beer, the ultimate hurricane survival kit. The worst was a tree branch dropping to the deck early in the morning, of course unexpectedly, and I screamed to high heavens. And then of course the power went out... but all in all, we had great company and we were safe through it all. 

Now, almost 24 hours after getting our power back, here we are on my 28th birthday. After the stress/excitement from Hurricane Irene and still dealing with some of it's aftermaths, it was time to raise a glass and celebrate. Celebrate to the safety of all my loved ones, celebrate to our homes still standing and celebrate to me getting yet another year older!

Lime and vodka were made for each other. Vodka is one of those clean, clear, do anything with liquors... it takes on the flavors and aromas of whatever it's paired with. Limeade is a fantastic match to this adding a little color and bitterness while still keeping this a very light refreshing drink.

So have a drink on me and let's cheers together! <3
Limey Limeade Martini

2 oz vodka
3 oz limeade 
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp simple syrup 
Limes and strawberries, for ganish

In a pint or mixing glass filled with ice, add all ingredients, cover and shake. Strain or 'egg-crack' as I am doing here and pour the drink into a pretty martini glass.
Garnish with a lime wedges and strawberry and enjoy!

Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño
The Basics!
Shake, Shake, Shake!
The Eggshell Crack Pour
Doesn't that look pretty???  
Martini's make me smile :)
Happy Birthday!


Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

So glad you guys made it through safely and your having a great b-day. What a yummy drink, I just may have one I think I have everything on hand.

mdrabek98 said...

Gorgeous photo...and the drink looks good to!! Happy Birthday dear cuz!!!

Jamie @ the unseasoned wok said...

I'm so glad you guys made the best of the storm - it actually sounded quite cozy!

Laura Jeanne said...

Thanks everyone. The storm came and went but the durings and aftermaths were quite cozy and blissfully enjoyed being that I don't get to actually spend time with Paul.
It's the little things like getting caught in a storm with the one you love! <3

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Glad that you made it through safely. That martini looks delicious.