For my second submission to Lasting Memorie's food and beverage challenge, I focused on my other not-guilty pleasure - martinis. Nope, not the classic, nope not with gin. But fruity ones (not apple though, yuck) with vodka. I do love a good ginger martini, but my favorite is pomegranate or some combination there of. Yes, you "true" martini lovers can say I'm not really drinking a martini, but whatever! Olives or onions in my beverage? Yuck. Or the chocolate ones... yuckers.
Besides celebrating with martinis (like in this photo of my BFF's 40th birthday), I make martinis at home all the time. I've got my special concoctions that are oh so tasty. My son always loves it when I'm having a party or people over because it is "Martini Time" as he likes to say... he got pretty good at mixing them up too. I've learned that ice cold vodka and a chilled glass make it perfection.
The paper collection I used was Authentique, and like a good martini, Authentique's paper is rich and rewarding. So thick and luxurious, I love rubbing my hands over it. Don't judge. I used a combination of paper strips and ribbon, cute right? Cheers!