One of the advantages of not drinking wine (it makes me sick) is that in addition to champagne and anything dry and sparkly, I get to drink cocktails at dinner without anyone raising an eyebrow. Right now, probably because of the Don Draper influence, I’m into martinis – preferably gin, although I will have vodka ones too, and flavoured. And like James Bond, I prefer my drinks to be shaken not stirred, like this one (left) served at Balthazar Covent Garden.
This raspberry martini I had in Tampa is pretty much my idea of drink heaven – incredibly refreshing, very slightly sweet, with a maraschino cherry at the bottom. Delicious.
In fact I love martinis so much I bought this vintage cocktail shaker and glasses. So elegant – very The Great Gatsby, don’t you think?*
*Disclaimer: They’re actually from Ikea.
This is my entry for The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘drink’.