I thought what better way to begin then with one of my favorite home sweet home staples....Vodka! I truly enjoy vodka martinis not just cause they taste good but because I feel like I’m paying homage to the 50’s housewife.
These June Cleaver types would have one stirred up, waiting for their ‘hard-working husband’ since her daily tasks were considered insignificant and not in need of ‘chilling’. H.L. Mencken called it “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.
And, of course, I thought let's do it and pay homage to the late great Sean Connery my favorite Bond…that’s James Bond, who put a new spin on it by switching its main ingredient from gin to vodka (thank you JamesJ ) and asking for it ‘shaken not stirred.”
But let the Vodka gods rejoice, this perfect elixir as the famed children’s author E.B. White of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little fame, referred to it can be repurposed beyond our yum in my martini. Ready...Set...Repurpose:
PLEASE NOTE: If you drink the expensive stuff you might want to consider buying a cheaper brand for these tasks. And, hey if you’re like me, after one martini you probably won’t be able to tell the difference so why waste the good stuff!
Natural cleaner/sanitizer : Put some in a bottle and spray counters and other hard surfaces
Flower perker upper: Add a shot when your flowers start to droop
Jewelry sparkler: Put diamonds, platinum and any non-pourous stone in a shot for a few minutes, then use a toothbrush to clean
Botox alternative: Pour some on a cotton ball and dab on face to tighten pores
And for those of you who love a lil trivia and folklore here’s the ‘dirt’ on the origins of ye ole martini:
Martinis were originally called a Martinez since a version of it was first served in the late 1800’s to gold prospectors in Martinez, California – Guess it helped make those rocks look golden and kept their prospects bright! It’ real popularity though seemed to come during prohibition since whiskey required longer aging and distillers couldn’t keep up with the demand at speakeasies. So gin, became a fave alternative.
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