Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Belly Up to the Bar & Guest Post

While I will occasionally indulge in a nice cocktail, I've never been a huge liquor drinker (I'm more of a Pinot Grigio girl like Ramona). Thus, I've never really needed a bar cart . . . until now. I've finally found a reason to display my hooch proudly . . .  St-Germain.
Are you familiar with this French liqueur made from elderflower blossoms? I wasn't until just recently. It all started a little over a week ago when I tried a French Gimlet at a restaurant in Chattanooga. It was so nice and refreshing - a little gin, a little lime juice and a little St-Germain. After our exhausting yard sale Saturday, my sweet husband went out and gathered the ingredients to recreate it for me. Little did I know how beautiful (or huge) the St-Germain bottle was. It's like an art deco work of art. 

And the French gimlet he made? 
Delicious, if a little strong. The next one might need some tweaking. With such a beautiful bottle, it made me want a bar cart or at least a bar tray to bring out for special occasions (since I truly don't have the room for a full-time bar/bar cart). Here are some inspirations . . .
Love Lindsey Coral Harper's fun inspiration board behind her bar.
If only my bar cart came with a view of New York in the background.

Must have that tortoise-shell ice bucket.
All these bar carts might be enough to drive me to drink. Well, at least to have a well-stocked bar just in case I fancy a libation. 

If you're interested in trying the French Gimlet for yourself, here is the very simple recipe from the St-Germain website: 

French Gimlet

2 parts Gin or Vodka
1 part St-Germain
1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice

Method: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist. Enjoy!

Also, today I'm guest blogging over at Meet Me in Philadelphia as sweet Ashley is on her honeymoon in Greece. Surely, you've visited her blog before as she is absolutely delightful and has wonderful style, but if not, it's the perfect time to pop over and check it out. 



Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I might do it too. I might drink. Ima do it! Im so going to do it.

Im thinking about buying that cool huge cart from the booth across from us and getting rid of my lucite table. It can store gallons of booze for my drunk friends.

tina - Half Of What I Say said...

I just had a drink made with St. Germain last week on vacation, might need to track it down!

While it is not a cart, I did post yesterday on my blog about my new bar that we aren't actually using as a bar. Perhaps I need a bar cart as well...

Wonderful post!

Raina Cox said...

I'm so loyal to my vodka tonics that I rarely venture into the "exotic" liquors. But you have me convinced that I need to make a midday booze run.

design elements said...

wonderful post! especially the end :-) lovely greetings

Fran said...

Sounds really yummy...too bad I'm pregnant! Ugh...anyway, love the bar carts - I've always loved Lindsey Harper's one....

Anonymous said...

The brass tray in your booth may look pretty on your cart! Except I keep meaning to go buy it..

nkp said...

I am so a Pinot Grigio girl as well, but that cocktail sounds delish. After this week, I think I'll need two! :0)

Kim said...

I'm a beer girl. Classy, huh? I may need to pick up a bottle of that, though, for our bottle tree in our yard. I told you. Really classy. ;)

I have been after a bar cart for a long while. The perfect one crossed my path with a huge sale sticker on it. Right under the SOLD sign. I was crushed. And I really needed a drink after that. But I had no bar cart to make myself one. *sigh*

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I love me a bar cart AND a cocktail... but it's funny I rarely drink at home. Except for wine. And beer. Ok I rarely drink cocktails at home.

Just got a little bar cart for my clients powder room. So pumped to show that off!