Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shake it up

I've got to get out of this posting slump - brush off the keyboard, shake it up!

An email last week from my sister got the juices flowing:

She had just seen a drink menu item called "The Razzle Dazzle". A martini of peach schnapps, vodka, orange liquor and fruit juice described as "smooth and spectacular". Well, yes, how very razzle dazzle-ish!

On a never-ending quest to choose a signature drink, this one fits my liking rather nicely. If I can just commit the ingredients to memory, this will cure my stumbling and mumbling response to the "what would you like to drink?" question I never seem able to answer very smoothly or spectacularly.

By adding some razzle dazzle to my drink selection, I must in turn add some selection to my Razzle Dazzle. I'm guaranteeing a Razzle Dazzle New York post each week here on out. If I fail, I'll take the punishment for being a bore. The next cocktail order will be, "Just a tall glass of water, that's all for me." When I know deep down "The Razzle Dazzle" is waiting to be written and enjoyed.

The "Razzle Dazzle Martini" canvas painting Elizabeth surprised me with a few years ago - never did I consider this martini was an actual drink! Please note the similarities: red hair, New York New York-esque top hat and cane...or is that a baton?!


Julie Mummert Harris said...

I was just about to remove your link from my favorites. Can't wait to read your posts :) You have a lot of back tracking to do to get everyone caught up since last spring. Luv!

Elizabeth S. said...

Welcome back! I had checked here a few days ago to just make sure I hadn't missed any posts. I'm glad I had something to do with your inspiration!

Allison said...

YAY! You're BACK!!! Don't stay gone so long next time. You're such a great writer...and i love living vicariously through you! See you Monday!

Karenina said...

I've missed you!!! So glad you're blogging again. We miss you in Sweet Home Alabama! Come see us soon.