Monday, December 7, 2009

A Birthday Gift

Today I am officially one year older! Yes, yes I turned 29 today. Ok, so I have been 29 for awhile now but a girl never reveals her true age! My best friend has been 27 for years, so I can be 29! It's my birthday afterall!

My husband is on a business trip and my children are tucked snugly in their beds, I think it's time for a good movie and a sophisticated drink. Not just any drink will do, it needs to be smooth, slightly sweet, and worthy of a movie like Julie and Julia!

The french martini will fit the occasion perfectly! A french martini is a combination of Vodka, Pineapple juice and Chambord. Not too sweet, smooth and perfect for sipping. Sophisticated enough for a night out with the girls but also festive enough for your next holiday get together.

In addition to a drink I am giving you a gift today! Head on over to and enter sjgourmet as your favorite shopkeeper to receive a coupon for 15 dollars off any item over 20 dollars. Coupons are limited and can be used at any store in the Opensky store! Valid until for the next 48 hours only!

French Martini
serves 1

3 0z. good quality vodka ( I love Ciroc)
2 0z. Chambord
1 0z. pineapple juice
blackberries to garnish

Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake lightly. Pour drink through shaker strainer into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with blackberries.

Sip slowly and enjoy!


Fresh Local and Best said...

Happy birthday! I hope all your wishes come true!

Angie's Recipes said...

Happy Birthday!
French martini sounds wonderful to start a birthday evening!

Barbara said...

Well Happy Birthday, no matter how old you are!
And definitely drink that French martini!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your martini sounds wonderful - perfect for snuggling up with to watch Julie/Julia!

Velva said...

I love cocktails. This French Martini looks divine!

Happy Birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Best wishes to you! Cheers!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! If it helps, my mother has been 29 for for 34 years. I happen to have all the ingredients on hand for this, and am heading over to make myself a fancy French Martini!


Lori said...

Ha, ha! I have a friend who always celebrates the ____ anniversary of his 29th birthday each year. :)

Happy Birthday to you! This drinks is definitely one to try. I love martinis of all varieties. Beautiful holiday color too!

Laura in Paris said...

Happy (belated) birthday!!!

Chris said...

Happy 29th!!!!!!!

It's going to be weird when your daughter graduates high school and her mom is 29.

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday. That martini is a great way to start your celebration.

averagebetty said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Cheers to you and that delicious French Martini - I may have to impress the inlaws with that this Christmas Eve!

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The french martini sounds interesting in any occasion its perfect,nice birthday!


gift delivery Philippines said...

The french martini sounds interesting in any occasion its perfect,nice birthday!