We recently went to El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma for the first time. Wow. What a beautiful, contemporary space on the inside with a lovely patio outside.
The food was made with the freshest ingredients and presented so beautifully. The cocktails superb. And dessert absolutely divine. This will be my first of a few entries. I'm going to start with cocktails. (Miss Elli is drinking hazelnut chocolate milk.)
Don and Steven ordered the Peach Jalapeno Martini. Kerry had a Mojito and I had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The boys haven't stopped talking about their martini's. They really wanted to know how to make the drink at home. So on our way out I asked the bartender for the recipe. He was happy to share it with us. (I've learned it's just better to ask than to torture oneself trying to figure it out.) The ingredients are not that unusual, but they had to go to three stores to get everything. (I'll have to speak to my friends at BevMo about this!)
My friend Steven begged me not to reveal the recipe. Then I reminded him that I only have about 3 people reading my blog - and he's one of them. I think we're safe. But, just to make him happy I'll list the ingredients only. We can let my inquisitive readers figure out the mix. Or you can email me and I'll ask Don for the recipe.
The drink is sweet and fruity - but not too sweet, with a little spicy kick at the end. You're going to love it.
Squeeze of lime
ABSOLUT APEACH vodka
White cranberry juice
Add a slice of fresh jalapeno at the end
Shake all ingredients. Pour in chilled martini glass. Add a slice of jalepeno.
I promise this will become your favorite martini this summer.