Friday, March 28, 2014

Critter's Martini

May as well finish the week as I started, with another beverage.
1. Before I begin, I would like to re-iterate, I am not a lush. As a matter of fact, I haven't even had a glass of wine since Christmas. But I do like a cocktail on occasion. My favorite drink would be a margarita on the rocks, second in line is son-in-law's version of a Dirty Martini.
2. Son-in-law's name is Christopher. My daughter always seems to come up with nicknames for her loved ones. She may possibly have come up with this idea from her mother, but I'm not admitting anything—Punkie Doodle.
3. Perhaps the whole nickname thing started in high school. My nickname was Mort, short for Morticia, as in The Adams Family. I had long hair and my taste in clothing was rather unique. Hey, it was the 60s.
4. But back to son-in-law. Daughter randomly started calling her husband Critter in lieu of Christopher. Not sure why, maybe it was merely easier to say.
5. Early on in their marriage they decided to buy a house. A husband and wife realtor team were showing us a nice home. As we roamed around talking about the pros and cons, Daughter kept talking to, "Critter." The realtor must have decided he had Christopher's name wrong and said, "Well, Critter, what do you think?" Son-in-law was mortified, Daughter and I still laugh about it.

Critter's Martini Recipe
Gin (Tanqueray is preferred)
Vermouth (sweet red)
Dash of lemon or lime juice
Spanish stuffed olives
Mix splash of vermouth and lime with a good amount of gin with ice
Drain into glass.
Measuer a martini glass full of gin into mixer glass.
Critter's advice, don't drink more than four.

Linking to Random 5 Friday

A post without pictures? Impossible!
 This picture was taken at The Rez a couple weeks ago.
This picture was taken 3 days ago. Today, instead of ice and snow we are having rain. I prefer rain.

Happy Friday!


Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i am curious - the past 2 days you have been giving me drink recipes? i wonder what has been happening? are you thirsty? ha. ha!! ( :

have a happy weekend!!

Robyn Goddard said...

My Husband and his Dad like to give nicknames too. Sometimes I have to stop and ask who or what they are talking about.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That first picture is really neat! Back before kids when I would go to bars w/ friends I went through a dirty martini phase. They are good - but strong!

don said...

Fine shots. I too prefer rain to the ice and snow that we had so recently.

TexWisGirl said...

yay for melting! laughing at mort and critter, both.

Karen said...

Ha, love your old nickname. I'm not a cocktail drinker, but I will have a glass or two of a fine wine on occasion!

Gail Dixon said...

Amazing how a couple weeks can change the scenery. Beautiful sky in that first image. Cheers to the weekend! :)

Snap said...

Rain is good. Critter's martini looks good. lovely images.

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! And wonderful Random 5! Love the story about the realtor calling your SIL Critter! :-) I had long dark hair in the 60s and 70s too, and a grey streak, believe it or not, on the left side of my part. I was MORTified! So, I started coloring my hair when I was in my 20s. Should've gone with it! :-) We are so silly when we are young!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love the Critter story. I have a ton of nicknames for my daughter. The poor thing. And every boy she has ever been interested in is usually referred to as "the boy".

EG CameraGirl said...

Funny story about the real estate agent and Critter. ;)) I hope the snow melts here north of Toronto this weekend.

Ida said...

I rarely drink either, mainly wine coolers or Rum/Coke.
That was a funny story about the nickname and the Realtor.
We call my granddaughter, Bug which she's had since birthday. She seems okay with that nickname but I think it may embarrass her as she gets older.
I'm with you on preferring rain to snow but it's rained here all week so I'm ready for something different...but not snow!

bettyl-NZ said...

I can just see you rubbing your hands together in anticipation of spring! That's a lovely spot.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I've never had a martini!
Funny about the nickname -- I don't have one of those either.
Great about the melting. Looks lovely there Betty.
(You did great with the randoms -- there is no wrong way.)

Happy Weekend!

Amy Burzese said...

Sounds pretty good. I can only take one like that though.

NatureFootstep said...

critters martini??? Cool!