Friday, June 10, 2011
Today Was My Birthday! Woo-Hoo!!!
Spent the day with my daughter and my adorable granddaugther, did some shopping, had a GREAT lunch and what's more - are you ready for this? I HAD MY FIRST EVER CAMPARI AND SODA!!!
I've been reading about this drink for years. Everyone in Italy drinks Campari while spending an hour or two at local cafes, gossiping, chatting about life, debating the course of the world. (Maybe I exagerate a little, but you know what I mean.) But I'd never tasted Campari before. So today, I threw caution to the winds and as part of my birthday lunch I ordered a CAMPARI AND SODA!!! Then I closed my eyes and made believe we were in Venice.
What did it taste like? Well, at first sip - it was surprisingly bitter. But after the initial surprise, I decided I liked it. It's an acquired taste, for sure - but I acquired it almost immediately. It tastes a little anise-y or licorice-y (but not overly sweet at all) with the tang of orange peel kind of mixed in. I loved it.
My daughter is used to this sort of behavior from me so she simply rolled her eyes. HA!!