I'm an Obama fan, and, understandably, I've been all pumped up after the recent caucuses. I know it's still too early in the game, but a girl's gotta have dreams. Feeling on the left side of feisty, I really wanted to pick a fight with a Republican, so I headed to the Remington Bar (1919 Briar Oaks Ln., 713-840-7600) at the Hotel St. Regis. This swanky bar reeked of money, fat cats, leather and just a bit of old cigar smoke from days past. I was disguised in my best corporate suit with a fake Gucci bag and my hair in a French twist. To further fool the right-wingers, I asked Oscar to serve me the overpriced seductive red martini — a yummy mix of vodka and champagne. Now all I needed was a worthy opponent. Then I spotted him — Armani suit, gray hair, perfect. I used all my girl powers to get him to sit at the bar. But as he sauntered past me, I saw the ponytail. Shit. There's no ponytails in Republican Land. Oh well, he was cute, so I let my hair down, kicked my bag under the bar and asked Oscar if he could serve me something blue.
1 ounce Absolut Ruby Red vodka
1 ounce dry champagne
The Remington Bar
Splash of cranberry juice
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Splash of grapefruit juice
Packet of sugar
Mix all ingredients with ice. Shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Have the audacity to talk about the issues.