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! <3Limey 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
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