Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Miss Bee's Painting of the Week

When Life Gives You Lemons...

This delectable painting is by Delilah Smith, a Michigan artist. I came across her work by accident while searching for something on the web. I immediately fell in love with the colors and whimsy of her paintings...and of course, the bees! See them buzzing around that scrumptous-looking drink? I found each of her works to be happy and bright. Delilah trys to paint a work of art each day. I will feature more of her paintings in the weeks to come so watch for them.

If you are interested in this painting, CLICK HERE, or email Delilah at delilah@artbydelilah.com

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

This drink is a sweet, lemony concoction to be served in a fun martini glass.

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Superfine sugar for dipping
Twisted peel of lemon

The vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice go into an ice filled shaker.

You need to shake sufficiently to fully dissolve the sugar but don’t shake so hard that you get pieces of ice when you pour the drink.

You want the sugar to completely dissolve in the shaker, so you must use superfine sugar, which dissolves instantly.

With a wedge of lemon, trace the rim of the martini glass leaving a thin wet film. Dip the rim of the glass in superfine sugar.

Pour your lemon drop martini into a martini glass and garnish with the twisted lemon peel. Enjoy!
Miss Bee says: "One is enough!"


Blondie's Journal said...

The painting is wonderful. I love the pretty yellows. And thanks for the recipe for the martini. This is my husband's favorite and he swears by one made at a little restaurant in Michigan. Someday I'll be able to make one he likes better!! :-)

Love your new blog!!


Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Lovely painting! Love your new format.

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss BEEEE! Cute!!! So glad to see you back online... been missing you! Thans for the update and I'll make the changes on my blog! Happy blogging!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Miss Bee, you are so darling! Your love of whimsy is striking in your choice of art! What a gorgeous painting and the martini recipe looks fab! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Happy Valentines! Anita

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Welcome back. I love the painting, very talented lady. I will have to check her out.
I'll have to send the recipe to my DIL, she loves martini.

Craig Miyamoto said...

This is making me mouth pucker!

claudie said...

One is never enough Miss Bee.
So you so cute so pretty.
Love Claudie
Welcome back!

jeanne said...

Hi Deborah, I love that painting too. I would love to make the drink. I love lemon everything. I read your email and I am so glad you are blogging again. Of course I did already know that. I loved doing the photo event but it is too much to consider hosting anything. I can barely keep up with my visiting. I wish I had more time or maybe if I wasn't so wordy. HA!

Beverly is having her Gallbladder out tomorrow. She is in the hospital now at Duke. I thought you might like to know.

Goodnight my friend,
Love, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

I already know Delilah's painting for she is a daily painter and I visit quite often the dailypainters blog.
She is very talented.
I am happy that you visited my blogs and I thank you for stopping by.
Have a nice Sunday.
See you around.