Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bombay Botanicals

I'm not living a lush life. I enjoy a quiet glass of wine or bubbly, but in moderation. And in summer, I'm partial to a Gin and Tonic with a slice of lime at 5:00pm on the occasional steamy afternoon. Bombay Sapphire's my choice. It's based on a recipe dating back to 1761, infused with ten botanicals - exotic treats like lemon peel and almonds from Spain, juniper berries and orris from Italy, angelica from Saxony... and I like the blue glass bottle!

Imagine how chuffed I was when a grateful client gave me a large blue irridescent egg yesterday, encircled with a decorative paper band printed with Bombay Sapphire livery. As well as the gin {which shall last me several summers}, the gift box - err, egg {actually a limited edition ice bucket}, included a shot glass and one of those natty dispensers they put on spirit bottles in pubs to make sure the bartenders are punished with repetitive-stress-injury if they are too generous with their favourite customers. Virtual martinis and G&Ts are on me!

Seriously though, please drink responsibly.

15 comments:

  1. i really like your artworks...look so fresh and nice.

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  2. Hi Finie ~ thank you! I enjoyed sharing your cup of lemon tea, too.

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  3. That is a pretty bottle. I don't drink gin, but I have been tempted to buy Bombay Sapphire for the bottle alone. What a generous gift and well deserved!!!

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  4. I don't drink Gin any more but I remember being a great fan of Gin Fizz when a student.
    The blue bottle is quite nice but where is the egg ?

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  5. Cali ~ it was generous and caught me by surprise! LOL, cute profile pic - not a prob many of us would have!

    Marylène ~ good question - it was too large for the rest of the pic! Figure-toi: smooth and shiny with a flat bottom so it doesn't roll away.

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  6. Speaking of eggs that don't roll away, have you ever stood one on end on the day of the summer solstice?
    (A smart-ass physicist told me it's actually possible any day of the year, but I choose to do it only on that one day.) It's quite muggy here in NYC tonight, so I'll take you up on that virtual libation—even though I never drink gin. Hard to resist your invitation as well as that blue bottle, so beautifully drawn. And what a thoughtful gift!

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  7. Alexa ~ get out of here - really? that's a new one! I'll follow your lead and wait until the summer solstice to try it out. Bottoms up. :)

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  8. Do tell--what did you do to make your client so grateful?

    Just for writing and drawing this blog, I'd send you a dozen eggs.

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  9. PCN ~ awwww! Thank you! He's just very happy with the writing I've been doing for them, saw this and remembered I was partial to it. How nice is that!

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  10. Yes, Bombay sapphire martini! (It's been awhile.)

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  11. Hi, i've award you a Blog Lovin Award for your very inspiring blog..

    view :
    http://finieramos.blogspot.com/2009/07/award.html

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  12. altadenahiker ~ glad to help you reminisce. ;)

    Finie ~ Thank you, you are very kind!

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  13. Ah Shell, I like the blue bottle too. I gave up gin a long time ago after hearing my father make rather uncouth remarks about some of its side effects :( but my mother likes a G & T occasionally which could perhaps be one reason why I'm here. Eeww!

    Your new ice bucket sounds lovely.

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  14. MmeB ~ in that case, we should be very grateful your mum likes G & T! :)

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  15. i LOVE this gin and yes... i am a sucker for the bottle as well! Love it xxx

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