Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kate's Ring Martini

I love a love story, and to me the wedding of Kate and William is just that. A beautiful and charming lady is marrying a prince....a handsome prince. And one whose mother had her own tragic fairy tale. I watched Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding on TV that fateful year of 1981. No one could have ever imagined how life would have unfolded for them. We watched as she loved and embraced her children publicly and gave so much of herself as she tried to find her own identity. We've all shed so many tears with this family, both in happiness and sadness. Then when William gave Kate his mother's sapphire and diamond engagement ring, our hearts stopped. Diana's legacy and dreams came back to life. May this couple only know happiness and love and may their special day be be as enchanting as they are.

I saw this drink from a local establishment that was just brilliant all the way around. So, I toast to the lovely couple hoping all their dreams come true.

Kate's Ring Martini

(Created by Bar Director, Dennis Grant from Ceia Kitchen+Bar, Newburyport, MA )

Mixology & How-To’s:
* 3.5 ounces of Bombay Sapphire
* 1.5 ounces of St. Germaine Elderflower

* 1 ounce of Blue Curacao

* 1 ounce of Cointreau or Triple Sec

* Shake and Strain

* Rim Martini Glass with Sugar (the "diamonds") and float 1 ounce of Mionetto Sparkling Prosecco.

I used an antique rhinestone hatpin as a stirrer and added a splash of vintage lace just for fun. Cheers!

Ceia Kitchen+Bar
25 State St
Newburyport, MA

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Alicia said...

I too an enthralled with Kate and Williams wedding and can't wait to watch it all!! This would be a really pretty drink to have while I watch. Love the hatpin idea!

Deana Sidney said...

Great color to that drink.. don't they both have blue eyes? Well a great something borrowed blue. I love using hat pins and stick pins in drinks... so much prettier that a plastic toothpick. I had a little box of them that went missing when I moved. One day I know I will find it ... along with the rest of the stuff that ended up in the infamous "BOX 13".

Your picture of the drink is just gorgeous, Diane!

Jeanne said...

I love this thanks for sharing
I love your blog

La Table De Nana said...

I didn't even know about the ring! Thank you for sharing.I've not kept abreast..Apparently there will be parties in my little town at 3;00 am celebrating with the Royal Couple~:)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I don't drink, but wow, what a stunning cocktail!