Sunday, September 4, 2011


One noteworthy concoction…

Here at Ageless with Aunty we are glad to declare: According to the Farmer's Almanac, summer is not officially over until 5:04 AM September 23. That means we still have 19 days left!

I celebrated Labor Day this past Wednesday, since I knew I'd be working on Monday. I took a much-needed day off and headed for the beach. I brought my friend Lori along. For the hour-long drive to the shore we listened to some of our summertime favorites. Songs like, Spill the Wine, Summertime by War, and my ultimate favorite, the late Gil Scott Heron’s, In the Bottle. The only way our ride could have been any cooler was if we were driving in a convertible instead of an old Honda.
It may have been the last day of August, but summer was alive and well. We swam, we had a little picnic on the beach, we did our meditation, and we engaged in  some fun girl talk. My psyche was blissed out. When I look back on the summer of 2011, it will be remembered as the summer of MAJOR COMPUTER AND PRINTER PROBLEMS, AND THE SUMMER OF WORKING HARDER THAN I HAVE EVER WORKED IN MY LIFE as I s-l-o-w-l-y  become an entrepreneur (while still being Aunty’s sole and full-time caregiver)! So, needless to say, the beach day went a long way to improving my health and spirit. I had left lots of work, unreturned phone calls, and two months of mail behind.

After a few hours with our feet in the sand, I wanted to treat Lori to a special summer cocktail. Since Lori and I both cherish Sugarplums, when I found out about a drink called Dancing Sugarplum Martini, I knew I would have to get one for Lori. Well, you would've thought I gave Lori a million dollars. The presentation alone wowed her.  The sparkling martini glass had its rim decorated with extra fine sugar, a cherry in the middle, and the prettiest shade of pale pink to the drink. It not only looked enticing, but it tasted exactly like a sugarplum. Lorrie and I sipped, swooned, gushed, and enjoyed this delightful concoction. Sitting before a panoramic view of the ocean, our feet still a little bit sandy, we were oozing summer! And there is still time left for you to marinate yourself in a little more summer (incase you haven't).

If you're ever in Rockport Massachusetts, head over to Bracketts Ocean View restaurant on Main Street. The owner will whip you up this enlightened cocktail. As far as I know, she created this herself. I see so-called sugarplum drinks online, but nothing like this! Just remember to drink and think responsibly. And….Always see things the way they are. 

Be sure to check back: with the owner’s permission I hope to post the soon-to-be famous recipe here.


MinistryOfScience said...

Gotta love the Ageless With Aunty News Desk.

Anonymous said...

You find the most unusual things to wow us like this interesting Sugar Plum Martini. I can see myself reclining with that drink with my feet in the sand looking at the sea, and saying wow this is the life. You know how to create a happy mood in others. What's next?

Michael said...

Your story is alive with a wonderful kind of imagery. May be I am too presumptuous to say that you are following in the footsteps of John McPhee, acclaimed author, who can write about an orange, and manifest it into an interesting story. Your entertaining writing makes me want to try a sugar plum martini, and I do not even drink. A toast to your engaging and captivating post!!!

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