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I've Died And Gone To Dirty Martini Heaven...

A few weeks back, I was contacted by a gentleman named Eric, President of American Mixers, Inc. Eric's e-mail said simply- "Came across your blog and feel it my duty to send you some free Dirty Sue - premium olive juice for dirty martinis". This can't be!? I thought. Eric volunteered to send me samples, which totally made my day. I looked into the product to see exactly what I was in for, and this is what I came across:

Dirty Sue

"Dirty Sue is twice-filtered olive juice brine made from premium olives and comes in an attractive bottle made to be stored alongside other bar staples such as Rose's Lime Juice, sweet & sour and grenadine. It allows bartenders to simply grab and pour, instead of the spooning, scooping and handling of that industrial size jar of olives that sits behind the bar."

How brilliant is that!?! It's also a much more hygienic option than your typical Dirty Martini, if you think about it, because it eliminates the need for a bartender to use the brine he fishes his little fingers around in to grab olives. It doesn't hurt that John Corbett (aka Aidan from Sex and The city) is their spokesperson.

I received the package this week, and was cautiously optimistic about trying the product. After 2 days' worth of 12 hour work days in which I was in office by 5:45 am, I thought that last night was JUST the night for a taste test. I opened the box, and found 2 adorable bottles of Dirty Sue.

I uncorked the bottle, and took a whiff... Sweet nectar of the gods. The smell was indescribable, and made my mouth water instantly. I tell you, I couldn't get that martini glass chilled fast enough! I pulled out the vodka (always standing at the ready in our freezer), and mixed my first Dirty Sue Dirty Martini.
Joy. Of. All. Joys.
Seriously, the best martini I've ever had. I was so enchanted with my Dirty Sue DM's that I may or may not have had 3 in a row last night (an evening meal that I refer to as the Betty Draper Special). I'm now a complete and total convert. So much so, in fact, that this stuff will have serious representation at our wedding bar in April. I'm also thinking that it would be the cutest present for an engagement party, along with a pair of great martini glasses!
I seriously recommend that any of you dirty martini lovers check it out, and add it to your classic bar staples. I'd recommend keeping your eye out on my blog as well, for there may be a martini-related giveaway in the future...? Just sayin'.
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NMB said...

Lulu this just made my day! High Point for me was "I may or may not have had 3 in a row..."! Love it!

Mrs. Forever said...

3 in a row. nice. that sounds so yummy. I love a dirty martini!

Rebecca Taylor said...

mmm...sounds delicious! My mom and I have Friday martini nights!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

ohhhhhhh that sounds good...

A Belle and her Beau said...

How fun is that???!!! Lucky girl, lucky girl :)

Mrs. Forever said...

I just read your comment on my "Why GRE scores?" post. We did think about the CFA before the MBA - but his employer will give him a substantial raise (over double) once he has the trifecta (CFA, MBA, and experience) whereas the CFA on its own isn't worth as much. We figure the sooner he starts making more the sooner we can both be retired travelers. Our goal is to both be out of work and traveling the world by the time we have our kids in college.

As far as MBA apps - all I can say is recs matter! Casey applied to a few schools where the people writing his recs has connections (Northwestern, U Chicago, Duke, UPenn) and got in to all of those. He applied to a few where his recs didn't have connections (UT, Stanford, MIT) and got wait listed or rejected at those. He had great GMAT scores, good essays, and incredible work experience but so does everyone else who applies. I would also encourage you to take advantage of the optional interviews. A lot of schools allow you to choose if you want an interview or not - make sure your fiance does it because they care!

I would love to hear more about the masters in foreign policy and what it entails - I would also love to know what you do now - you said you switched jobs for more work/life balance.

So glad to connect with you here - it seems like we have a lot in common!

MMM said...

Can't wait to try this after the baby comes! =)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Darn it! Why am I pregnant right now and I can't have one? I will remember this for 4 months from now!! Have a great weekend!

Kappa Prep said...

Three is a row, wow, wow, wow! Love you Lulu!

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