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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cocktails with an Award

I started food blogging back in August of 2010.  At first, I felt like I was having trouble keeping up with the blog and was unsure if I was a "good" blogger or not.  But as time went on I became more comfortable writing and sharing, and I have been able to "meet" many great food bloggers, like Lynn from Sprinkles of Flavor.  Lynn told me today that she was awarding me with the "Stylish Food Blogger Award," and although it may not seem like much to some, I was honestly quite proud and happy.  I still consider myself a newbie to all of this and am excited that my blog has been growing and that others actually like to read it! :)  It is definitely a great feeling and I encourage any other new bloggers to keep typing away and to continue to share, because it will get noticed!
In order to celebrate, I decided to relax and mix myself a nice little cocktail - the Whisky Sour.
Whisky Sour
-3/4 cup Whisky
-1/2 cup lemon juice
-1/2 cup lime juice 
-2/3 cup simple syrup (you can buy pre-made or boil one cup of water and one cup of sugar until sugar is dissolved - let cool)
-Cherries for garnish 
*Note: This is for 2 or more drinks.  Cut recipe in half if only making one. 

Combine the whisky, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a glass.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and pour the whisky mixture into the shaker.  Shake well and pour into a Martini glass.  Garnish with a cherry. 

Relax and enjoy! 

Now, in keeping with the tradition of receiving a Stylish Blogger Award, I have to state 7 things about myself, and award other bloggers that I have discovered. So here it goes... 
1.) I am obsessed with the FRIENDS TV series and have watched every single episode at least 3 times if not more. 

2.) I live in Massachusetts and have never been to Cape Cod. 

3.) I am a competitive Latin Ballroom dancer and have trained with people such as Karina Smirnoff, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Jean Marc Genereux.

4.) My favorite actor is Adam Sandler and I hope to meet him someday (and maybe even my favorite band - Aerosmith). 

5.) I never use to cook - not even toast! 

6.) My best friend from high school is now the man I am in love with and live with! :)

7.) I have fallen in love with food blogging and hope to be able to put this blog to even further use... maybe report on food/wine tasting events etc... 

I hope you enjoyed my recipe and reading up on my little tidbits.  Here are some other great blogs that I love and have recently discovered: 

Mateja at Indulging Life
Eftychia at Dream of Cakes
Trish at Dish by Trish
Manuela at Manu's Menu
Leanne at Healthful Pursuit

Thanks again Lynn!
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  1. Congratulations on your Stylish Blogger Award! This looks like a tasty drink and it's beautifully presented. Nice job! ;)

  2. Congrats on your award and awwww, how sweet of you to honoring me with the award! Your coctail looks amazing, cheers!

  3. Congrats :) and that cocktail sounds something I will enjoy !!

  4. I definitely enjoy having a cocktail... and since I have the apartment to myself tonight, I enjoyed two of them! :)

  5. Elyse~Thank you so much!!! That seriously made my day! Thank you so much for first of all thinking of me and for following up on my blog!!! That really means alot. Thank you again! Love your blog and those cupcakes and truffles look amazing right now!

  6. Oh my!!! Thank you so much Elyse! And guess what?? It is my birthday today!!! So this stylish blogger award (my first ever!) is a great present! :-) The cocktail looks delicious... might try tonight to celebrate! Cheers!

  7. Happy Birthday!! Perfect timing I guess :) You should definitely enjoy a cocktail or two or three... ;)

  8. Congratulations on the Stylish Award. Enjoy the drink and the night.

  9. What a great post Elyse!! and a great way to celebrate with a cocktail! Cheers!!

  10. Congrats on the award! What a delicious way to celebrate - this is a great cocktail! Cheers!

  11. Congratulations and thank you for passing it on! I am truly honored! And, your cocktails sound amazing!

  12. I like how you celebrate. I could use one of those right about now. Cheers!

  13. Congratulations on your stylish award and thank you so much for passing it on to us! You have a beautiful blog here!!

  14. Congrats on the award! I know exactly how you feel being a newbie still and how awesome it feels to get an award :-). Whiskey sours has to be one of my favorite drinks. Whenever my mom and I get together we always have some kind of a whiskey drink and this is normally it. haha

    (I love Friends too - I have the DVD set and watch it all the time. I think I have probably seen each episode like 8 times! haha)

  15. Haha I'm glad I'm not alone in my FRIENDS obsession!

  16. First of all, congrats!

    Second of all, I love whisky sours, & ALL mixed drinks are better with fresh ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Congrats on your award! I am a blogger newbie too and i know how much these awards mean :)
    And Omg! I love friends too. I have all their seasons and have watched all their episodes a gazillion times. Anytime i am having a rough day, i turn on an episode and life becomes so much better :)

  18. Elyse, congratulations on your well-deserved award. I'm new to your blog and having been seduced by that gorgeous photo of the whiskey sour, decided to spend some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  19. Thank you so much I'm glad you like my blog!

  20. THANKS Elyse for the award! I am so honored and excited you like my blog! and congrats on receiving the award as well! this blog is GREAT! and so it this drinkkkk!

  21. Congrats on your award,well deserved! Also, that drink is making me thirsty-I am ready for happy hour-Cheers!

  22. Congrats on your award!!! And lovely drink! :D

  23. Congratulations on your well deserved award and how COOL that you are a competitive ball room dancer!

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