Remember this post?
Remember how I struggled with my decision? I posted on Facebook, I update my Twitter, I asked everyone who would indulge me. I studied every review, every YouTube demo, every blog post about the Canon EOS XSi.
And then? I ordered it. I waited with bated breath as my delivery window was posted on Amazon, and then delayed by two days. I said goodbye to my loyal little point-and-shoot. The one that followed me from Burning Man to Italy, and re-ignited my zeal for photography.
Yesterday, my brand-spankin' new camera was delivered. And in the evening, a special angel arrived bearing a "Congratulations" gift bag loaded with the things a newbie dSLR owner may not know she needs: a polarizing filter, a UV filter, a lens hood, and a cool Lowepro shoulder-strap that lets me carry around an extra battery (also gifted).
And today? Today I must admit that I have fallen completely and totally in love with my new camera. Why? Because I am more confidently taking photos that make me feel legitimized, if you can imagine that. Even after two of these:
Hangar One Mint Gimlet
- 2 oz Hangar One Kaffir Lime vodka
- Juice of one Key lime
- 6 torn mint leaves
- Agave nectar to taste
I like the mint flavor to be slight subdued in this drink, otherwise I think it overpowers the delicacy of the vodka. It's why I don't muddle. Simply shake all ingredients, with copious cocktail ice, until frothy and ice cold.
I love, love, love whizzing lime zest, sugar, and the tiniest bit of kosher salt in my spice grinder to rim this cocktail. It makes the presentation a little more special, and only serves to subtly enhance the flavors in the drink.