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Sip into the perfect friday night!

Have you ever found yourself at the end of a long week feeling giddy when it’s finally nearing an end? Duh, of course you have!!!

Today is Friday, and for most of us, the weekend is brief and precious at the same time. It’s like we work all week, and once Friday night arrives, we have to figure out what we can do that matches the feeling of “finally, the week is over!”

Well, I’m not normally a cocktail person – excluding the perfect martini, manhattan, or foamy/fuzzy cocktail I can’t remember the name of – but on Friday night after a long week, nothing sounds better than something in an icy glass that’s been measured, shaken and poured into a pretty little cocktail glass. Be it a tumbler, martini, or flute I’m holding, that first sip is so good, it reminds me/us that we’ve made it – that we have time to let go, be indulgent, do something totally self-serving. Even if we have a commitment laden weekend looming, that Friday night cocktail gives us pause… a moment to simply sip, and surrender to the bliss of the moment… at least that’s the best way to explain how it makes me feel! Add a bowl of chips and salsa, or a piece of cheese and some crackers and WOW…

So, it’s mid-winter, for most of us (well maybe not those of us in Southern California) the winter chill is ever present, take a moment, make yourself that perfect cocktail (even if it’s just cranberry and soda in a pretty glass), sit back and let it all go for a moment… recharge, re-invigorate, restore your wit! We only have this life once… and it’s ours, good, bad, or indifferent!

Here’s to you, and whatever you plan to sip tonight! Oh, and forgive me all the run-on sentences in this post, I can’t help it, it’s the way I talk… write… emote… oh, you get the point!

BTW – I’d love to know what your perfect Friday sip is???

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4 Responses to “Sip into the perfect friday night!”


  1. January 15, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I love Manhattans… that caramel color, and the cherry (of course), and the way it needs to be sipped. But I also love my favorite quaffer—just watch out if you choose to quaff this one—A Southern Charm: equal parts OJ, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, and good vodka. Bang! You’re dead. ;)

  2. 2 Brian Reid
    January 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    It may be sacrilege in the Winter (and also doesn’t exactly match your topic), but a common Friday evening at our house is spent making a Margherita pizza while drinking a nice Rosé–usually a Rosé of Syrah.

    • 3 Patrick Bartlett
      January 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      Sounds perfect to me!!! One of my clients just released a beautiful Rose of Syrah! Hope your tradition holds tonight and it’s delish!!!

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