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Friday, June 25, 2010


The Ebbitt Room
Cape May, New Jersey

Last night was Ladies night at the Ebbitt Room for Jammie, KatieD, Martha and I. We got dolled up and cruised down to the lovely Cape May to treat ourselves to a delicious meal. On the way down we bumped to JamD's "Top Shelf" HipHop Mix. We pulled up to the Ebbitt Room's VALET in my bright blue dented Ford Fuckus and cruised in for cocktails. Jamie and I ordered wine....B.O.R.I.N.G. compared to the cocktail that came out for Martha. Lucky for us Martha's good friend Jahanna and Alisa both work at the fancy schmancy E.R. so we got some quality special treatment. Jahanna created the most amazing, outstanding, completely out-of-the-norm cocktail that rocked our world. In the cocktail: gin, simple syrup, lime, course ground pepper, and drum roll please...sugar snap peas!! I searched online and found a similar recipe and I cannot wait to try it out....

makes one drink

1/4 cup organic snap peas, ends trimmed
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces gin
Coarsely ground organic black pepper

In a cocktail shaker or tall glass, combine the snap peas, lime wedges, and simple syrup and muddle thoroughly. Add the gin and a handful of crushed ice and stir, then pour the mixture, unstrained, into a rocks glass. Garnish lightly with pepper (one crank of the pepper mill is plenty).

**From personal experience, you WANT coarse ground pepper in it -- I acutally added some extra to my cocktail. It gives the drink some depth and an earthy flavor. Without the pepper it's a bit too sweet.

Not only was the cocktail oustanding, but the food was as well {of course}! We had a blue crab salad (this was DIVINE), gnocchi with sage brown butter, beet salad, and jasmine seared scallops. BAH. Ebbitt Room, I love you.

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