For several years now, my husband has been creating signature cocktails for my horse show pals and I. He has it down to an art form and serves a different one at each show. It is expected.
Each season, I try to add a new show just to make him work…
He creates a high octane (with booze) and low lead (without) versions of each drink so all in attendance can partake. His creations are inspired by the weather or in keeping with a show theme. He gets a little crazy sometimes. He won’t give me his recipes but some of his works include;
For the last show of the season, he always serves the “White Glove Martini”.
There is “The Crabby Morning Mare” which is some sort of Bloody Mary with a crab claw on a stick.
This one is tasty “The Braiders Blues” also known as “The Only Blue Ribbon My Wife Will Get” (not my favorite name) which is a blueberry and watermelon Mojito. The list goes on.
He has “Green Slime on White Breeches”, it looks nasty but it’s pretty tasty and my personal favorite, “Black Wool jacket on 90 degree day.” It’s a frozen coffee and chocolate drink.
I discovered that many famous writers were well known for their signature drinks.
See this website.
The HJU gang that is heading from all directions to unite at Rolex, in just a few weeks, feel we are in need of our own signature martini and are calling for help.
Readers, put on your thinking caps and send us some thoughts of creative, fun and tasty martini ideas either in the comments or by email.
I have volunteered myself and Amy to test taste. We will be packing a portable backpack bar for the cross country …and dressage …and maybe the course walks and…. oh heck it’s a vacation, I’ll mix anywhere.
Can you see us all Thurston-Howell-the-3rd like, serving up “THE HJU” at the Head of the Lake or a “KOC” at the Brush Water Challenge or maybe a “WFP” at the walnut table…
Watch for us on the live feed, we will be the ones with a lime green backpack and a HJU martini shaker in hand.
PS – yes, there is such a thing as a HJU Martini Shaker –> you can get it here.
So help us out, fellow horse junkies…. we need ideas!