Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hora de Feliz: Vermut y Patatas

How did I live this long without knowing the wonderful pleasure of vermut y patatas?  After a long week of miscommunications, misunderstandings, mucho guesswork and a bit of embarrassing charades, a cool vermouth with two olives makes it all fun and games again.

Yesterday evening, Ted and I met up at a local bar that makes their own vermouth. It's not like the cheap stuff you find in the states to splash in with your martinis or mahattans. This is a wonderfully sweet, herbal drink that tastes great when you add a slice of orange, a couple olives and a splash of soda water. Match that with a plate of crispy, salty potato chips and you are really in business.

Vermut y patatas: our new favorite way to start the weekend!

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