I believe if you live in Manhattan and are over thirty, you have a ninety percent chance of being in therapy. The other ten percent are simply learning disabled or in deep denial. Or so I tell myself every Saturday afternoon.
After my Saturday ritualistic mind cleansing, I will participate in The Big Draw at the Winter Garden. Everyone’s invited — so if you find yourself in Manhattan this Saturday, swing on by.
Afterwards I’m going to a Martini/Manhattan party — to celebrate my children returning to school. I guess that makes me a martini-loving, single-sorta, knitty-gritty, uptown-all-the-way housewife chick.
And because I’m cool like that and we chill like that — here’s a gift just for you:
Crazy in da Coconut martini
6 ounces of freezing Van Hoo vodka.
1 fresh Mexican vanilla bean. If you can’t find the Mexican variety, use Madagascar
1 tablespoon of cream of coconut.
1 teaspoon of fresh coconut flakes
Add a few drops of the cream of coconut to 2 freezing martini glasses, and put them back in the freezer until called upon.
Carefully slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the insides into a shaker 3/4 full of cracked ice. Drop the vanilla bean into the shaker.
The remaining cream of coconut goes into the shaker.
A good full minute of shaking (stirring is not an option here – is it ever?).
Strain your martini into the glasses in which you’ve added the cream of coconut.
Top each glass with a few coconut flakes.
Put on the reggaeton, get a hot papi and enjoy.