Everything about my social life right now feels a little funny because Joe and I are going out and doing things more than ever. We have a bunch of stuff we would like to see/do before we move so we are trying to get out at least a few times each week to cross something off the list. Some of it is as simple as going to a restaurant we already love one last time but it’s still way more nights out than we usually have. This weekend was especially fun, because we not only went to a fancy cocktail bar for a few hours (which is normally something I do with my girlfriends rather than Joe and it’s still been 6+ months since I’ve gone anywhere of the sort) but we also spent the rest of the evening at an after hours museum party. We said it was clearly a grownup evening, certainly more adult than our usual pizza and beer and playing darts at the local bar.
I was trying to hold off my hunger until dinner but post-run, I just couldn’t, so I made a nice bowl of chili on top of sweet potato. If you’ve never tried it, you really should. It’s so delicious.
And because I can only go 7-10 days without some kind of Mexican food, we made steak quesadillas for dinner. I put ghost chili inside half of them and we played a guessing game as to which slice you bit into would burn your mouth a little 😉
Then we showed up at happy hour nice and early and OH MY GOSH, the drinks were unreal. I started conservatively with something I knew I’d like, made with strawberry, basil, and pepper.
And it was made in the cutest little jar.
The next drink, I just couldn’t say no. I’m a sucker for almond flavored things, especially cakes/croissants/cookies but almond is a must order. This was an almond and apricot sour and the guy was crazy skilled with his egg whites. It was like someone took my favorite things (almond and sour patch kids) and managed to combine them in a delicious way. I could literally drink this forever.
By the way, hummus was the perfect counterpart to all this delicious drinking. We may have killed two orders of this.
My raspberry overload was pretty delicious too…raspberry vodka, raspberry liqueur, and raspberry puree. And then they put it in a glass so tall I couldn’t drink it if it was on the table.
And if you’re going to try to take pictures with your husband (a rarity for us), try not to do it while he’s eating hummus. Mouth full.
But do take a picture if he drinks a tiny espresso martini.
Clearly I remembered to document our day drinking but then totally forgot to take any pictures at the museum party… Actually, there are three but they’re of random empty rooms whenever we managed to find an exhibit to ourselves. Still, tons of fun and I think I officially count as a grown-up after going to a museum party.
Planning for 5 easy miles and core work today 🙂 And no other excitement, I have to knock out 4 more books by the end of the day!
Have you ever gone to one of those “fancy” cocktail bars with really unique drinks? What was your favorite thing you ordered?
What’s the most “grown-up” party you’ve been to? We went to parties at the French Embassy a few times, I think saying you went to an embassy party sounds more adult than the reality 😉