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Come Party With Me: Celebration You - Drinks


Call me crazy, but this week I'm all about throwing the most fabulous party imaginable for myself. No, it's not my birthday, I haven't graduated or gotten a promotion, I really have no official reason to be planning this party. I'm doing it because I feel like it and because I'm worth it (and because I've become exhausted by all of the parties I have been organizing and attending lately). That's why I'm taking the night off for a little me party time. I canceled my plans for Friday evening and assembled the fixings for a delicious meal with a delectable dessert. Just because I'm celebrating solo doesn't mean that things won't be stylish. I'll mix my favorite cocktail while I munch on candied walnuts and sip my preferred wine while I savor every bite of my souffle. To see exactly what sort of drinks I'll be pouring for my most wonderful guest (myself!), read more



I'll start my celebration the second I get home from work with a classic vodka (grey goose, is there really any other kind?) martini shaken, not stirred, with three olives. I keep martini glasses chilling in my freezer for any unexpected martini moment. For dinner I'll purchase, chill, pop, and sip a small bottle of expensive Champagne (I'm totally worth it). Ever since I first tasted it at my grandfather's house I have been crazy about Dom Perignon with its teeny tiny bubbles and smooth refreshing palette. For all of you non drinkers out there I suggest pineapple rosemary water a deliciously cool concoction that will awaken your senses.



Party's Perfect Vodka Martini
From PartySugar (hey I was a bartender!)

2 1/2 oz vodka (recommended grey goose)
1/2 oz dry vermouth
3 green olives on a tooth pick
martini glass, preferably chilled

  1. Fill the martini glass with ice. Carefully pour the vermouth into the glass and set aside.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and the vodka. Shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds. You want ice crystals to form in the vodka.
  3. Carefully pour out the ice being sure to coat the entire glass with vermouth.
  4. Strain vodka into glass and garnish with olives.
  5. Enjoy!

Serves 1.

Warning: it is not highly advised to drink three or more of these potent babies in a short amount of time. Trust me you will only end up with a horrible headache.



Pineapple Rosemary Water
Modified from Everyday With Rachael Ray magazine

4 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
sparkling water
Ice cubes

  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil with 3 sprigs rosemary.
  2. Remove from the heat, add the pineapple, sparkling water, and refrigerate for several hours for the flavors to meld.
  3. Discard the rosemary sprigs and transfer the drink to a pitcher filled with ice. Garnish with the remaining fresh rosemary sprig.

Serves 4.

What will you pour yourself for your luxurious love-fest? Tell me about it below. Stay tuned there is more pampering party on the way. Tomorrow I'll tell you a few at home spa treatments.

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