So, our friend Molly is having a contest where everyone is asked to imagine a wonderful martini party and describe it for the chance to win fabulous martini prizes from Martini Art. At first I was like, "Oh my, no. This is not a contest for me because I am so demure and would never imbibe alcoholic beverages." But then I woke up and thought, "Hells to the yeah, I have some partying to do!" And this is how my dream martini party would go down.
First of all, it's a girls night and everyone who reads Funny Gals would be expected to be at the airport after having arranged for husbands, children and pets to be on their own for at least a weekend (or until Thursday if it goes especially well). We are loading onto a private jet (hey, in my fantasies, I can afford private jets, OK?) and flying to Las Vegas. While I could have picked some island someplace, I'm choosing LV because it's close enough to have the biggest martini fan I know join us (and no, I'm not kissing up to Molly for contest purposes, but she has to be there because she knows so many amazing martini recipes and because we have been promising practically since we met her that we'd be getting together to sip martinis so how could I leave her out?!?)
We would arrive at the rooftop deck I had arranged for and start partaking in every martini flavor you can imagine-- chocolate (of course), pomegranate, blueberry, key lime pie, strawberry cheesecake (I actually made that one up, but how good does that sound?!?). There would be shirtless bartenders and waiters (get your mind out of the gutter-- they're all male!) who would have their own specialty martini recipes or would lead you over to a bar filled with different flavors to let you mix your own. A little of this, a little of that... voila! a watermelon martini with a scoop of lemon sherbet. Or a chocolate martini with marshmallows and Graham cracker crumbs.
As for the end of the night, I'll leave that to your imagination... for you single gals, I wish you a hot waiter to take home; for you married ones, have another martini!; and for you moms, I wish you a full night of sleep before you head home to the little ones.
And, Molly, I want to thank you for having this contest because even if I don't win, describing my perfect martini party has put me in the mood for a girls night... or at least a chocolate martini when I get home from work tonight!
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