If there’s one thing my family takes seriously, it’s cocktails, especially around the holidays. One that we make all year round, but hit especially hard between November and January is my mom’s Appletini. Her signature drink isn’t normally my thing. However, when she makes one, it’s delicious and not the syrupy, overly sweet drink I’ve tasted out at restaurants. In order for you guys to enjoy this cocktail as well and maybe find a new way to dull the pain of the holidays, I’ve shared the recipe here. I’ll add a disclaimer before you make it though: my household plays by James Bond’s rules and likes a martini that is shaken, not stirred…even if that is the wrong way to do it.
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InstaFoodie with MeSometimes you don’t need a fancy glass for your #wine. Sometimes all you need is whatever glass you have on hand, a beach in the background, and friends around. Just finished my blog on @pedroncelliwine and @wowsonoma that will post on Wednesday and wanted to share this photo here first! This shot is of their Friends. White wine so stay tuned for all my thoughts on this easy drinking blend I opened up all the way back in February. #afamishedfoodie #wineblog #winestudio #wineloverI’m not an exceptionally emotional person, but today we lost one of the most important men in my life. Carlo met my dad around the time I was born and he’s been significant to my whole family ever since then. When I was a kid, I loved him and thought we were gonna get married. When I was a moody teenager he kept me occupied for hours at his restaurant and let me vent. As an adult, he always checked in on me and showed the kind of unconditional love one only expects from family. I always felt smart, pretty, and like I could do anything around him. We always used to joke and say that since he had spent as much time with me as my parents, he would have to walk me halfway down the aisle. I’ll always be sorry that will never happen.#tbt- Ready to go back to #neworleans! I had never been before, but I loved the time I spent there this past January. While Bourbon Street and places like that are fun if you’re looking for something a little crazy, there’s so much to eat, see, and do outside of that. @angeline_nola was the first restaurant I experienced in #Nola and it was such a cute brunch place with amazing #cocktails, great service, and good recommendations from our waitress. Would definitely go back. #afamishedfoodie #food #vacationEven though it’s almost 80 today, not too long ago, #Baltimore got hit with a ton of snow! I used those days that work closed early to open a bottle of Ca’Marcanda Magari #wine imported from @terlatowines. To read what I thought, check out my latest #blogpost. #afamishedfoodie #redwine #italianwine #wineblog#tbt- you never forget your first #winetasting. Mine was in #Rome with my fellow @templeuniversityrome study abroad students. I still have the glass that I used, although the only thing I really remember about the tasting was that the first note someone mentioned when we were poured the Sauvignon Blanc was that it smelled like cat pee. And that’s all I have to say about that. #afamishedfoodie #wine #wineloverWC Harlan is the kind of #bar where I feel like I could run into F Scott Fitzgerald. That might just be because the #cocktails are deliciously strong, but it might also be because I love how intimate the bar feels and that’s one author I’d love to chat and drink with. If you could pick anyone with whom to grab a drink, who would it be? I had @asseenbyt snap this shot last night and while I did like this bourbon and blackberry drink, I recommend the Lady Greensleeves. A little funkier and the one I’d go back for! #afamishedfoodie #baltimore #baltimoreblogger
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