In honor of Mother’s Day this post is dedicated to all of the moms out there who we love, who deserve some recognition and who have helped shape us into what we have become. My mom fits all of the above criteria. I think like her a whole heck of a lot, I just don’t really look like her. Our hair color may be the complete opposite but our boobs, heart, soul and ring size are pretty spot on. Oh…and I definitely got my dad’s height because I am not a petite section shopper.
Despite what my younger years of rebellion and adolescence brought, we have come a long way as I am sure a lot of moms and daughters do, and I am so thankful for what she has done for me in my 28 (almost 29!) years of existence. I have come to truly believe that saying “Mom knows best” which is something I never thought would happen. I also never believed she would be the phone call at too late an hour on numerous occasions when I am home alone while Mr. Dr. is in the hospital. Venting is a term that she probably didn’t fully understand until her daughter married a doctor. Or if she did, it took on a whole meaning when she gained a Dr. Son-In-Law. Through it all, she is always there for me and I just hope one day I can be there for my own children like she has been there for me.
Another fabulous, and perhaps unsurprising similarity we share is our taste in drinks. We love a good martini. So in honor of you mom, I have chosen one of your favorites for this week’s Cocktail Friday. Here we have a very traditional yet delicious tarty treat.
The Lemon Drop Martini: aka LDM
-Generous Amount of Vodka (Mom prefers Absolut) -2 Splashes of Triple Sec -2 Splashes of Lemon Juice -Splash of Simple Syrup -Notes: Obviously if you enjoy an extra bit of sweetness add the sugar rim but I know that some moms (including mine) prefer it without. I must say I agree. In place of simple syrup you can add a dash of fine sugar. Make sure to blend all ingredients really well in a shaker and chill before serving.
I am also lucky enough to have gained a great Mother-In-Law 2 years ago. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be married to my Mr. Dr. and who knows where I would be…I can almost guarantee though that this blog would not exist.
So to my Mom-In-Law: Happy Mother’s Day. And to my amazing Mother who sat through hours of labor for me and then probably had daily heart palpitations while I was growing up over all these years, thank you, I love you and Happy Mother’s Day.
And of course…Happy Cocktail Friday.