Monday, August 8, 2011

Avocado Martini

This little beauty was made just for the Avocado Diva (the martini, not the man...). ;-)

We went out to a fancy - schmanzy dinner to celebrate birthdays AND the fact that a friend from England had come to visit. He really wanted to go out to dinner at Cafe Firenze (Top Chef Fabio's restaurant here in little 'old Moorpark).

So we went -- enjoyed the "Chef's Table" and a special menu. Imagine our delight and surprise when Executive Chef John Paolone (he is also the EC for Firenze Osteria in Hollywood) had the "mixologist" team make the Diva an avocado martini!

Here is the recipe they posted on their FaceBook page:
ORA FELICE … 1oz Mango Rum 1oz Mango Vodka 2 Basil leaves 3 Lime wedges 3/4 oz simple syrup 1/2 avocado 1 slice of orange
This drink would make an excellent "palate cleanser" between courses. It was light, kind of creamy, full of exotic flavors of the tropics (mango, citrus, and of course, avocado). I can't wait to try it again!

Why not head on over to Cafe Firenze or Fabio Viviani's FaceBook page -- LIKE them -- and tell them the Avocado Diva sent ya?!


  1. YUM! I want to meet a man -- uh, I mean an avocado martini.

  2. Ha ha -- Yes, our Brit friend is a very nice, yummy man. The avocado martini wasn't bad either!! ;-)