Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Black Dahlia Drink from Revenge

#BlogHer13 #Revenge

In the show #Revenge- Fauxmanda aka the "real" Emily Thorne makes a drink called The Black Dahlia. In it she puts 3 oz. Vodka, 1 oz. Creme de Cassis and a little Blackberry Liqueur. She then puts it in a martini shaker with ice, shakes it and strains it into a martini glass.

I figured- I'm at a blogging conference...can't check in until an hour from now, I'm bored and my bartender Vince is nice- what better time to try it?!?

Vince added some flair by garnishing the drink with some raspberries and voila! I had my Black Dahlia.

Verdict of this cocktail? Sooooo good! Somewhat sweet with a kick and very smooth. Would definitely order it again!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

When Being Responsible Sucks!

For the past several years my husband and I have been making a conscious effort to get out of debt. Now, as responsible of us as this may seem, I feel like it has reeked havoc on our friendships :( You see, saving all the money to pay off the debt has meant no nights out, cutting back on attending sporting events, skipping lunches and happy hours and more. I'm the type of gal that loves going out as frequently as possible and for more than two years I've felt more like a hermit than a socialite. I want to be a socialite AND be debt free.

The funny thing is every day my hubby and I get closer to paying off that final student loan or that final credit card bill but we've been in the shadows for so long we fear all of our relationships will be harder to mend when we come out to play again.

Sure, we've done as many free and dirt cheap things as we can, but the loneliness of it being just us is sometimes breath taking. How can you have the best of both worlds?

*Photo credit- I don't know where this image originated. If it is yours let me know and I'll credit accordingly :)
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