by Emily Connor, Dining and Nightlife Editor
If my frequent trips to Ralph’s, the local grocery store near my apartment, have taught me anything, it is that Los Angeles residents are the healthiest people on earth. Of course, this is not as much by choice as it is design.
As a Wisconsinite, I’ve been accustomed to a rich selection of cheese, milk and dairy products at my local grocer. Beyond that, unhealthy junk foods are available at every grocery store, right? I felt like a fool for looking for 15 minutes for the frozen pizza aisle the other night before realizing the store’s entire selection resided in one door in the freezer section. I quickly opted for a Dole salad kit on special for $2.99 after finding out just one frozen pizza would cost me nearly eight dollars.
Of course, the lack of junk food is replaced with an abundance of fruits and vegetables always on sale and stocked. I purchased a coconut the other week for only a dollar, and soon discovered how delicious they are to eat fresh.
And when I truly need something absolutely sweet, but still guilt free, the frozen yogurt shop across the street serves me well. I was inspired by my grocery store trip to try my now favorite flavor, coconut, a few days ago. Creamy, dreamy non-fat coconut frozen yogurt is something to be celebrated.
But of course, when I passed a bottle of Three Olives Cake flavored vodka in the grocery store aisle, I was reminded to sweeten up my coconut inspired drink this week. Because everybody deserves a real treat every once and awhile.
Coconut Cream Cake Martini
1.5 oz Three Olives Cake flavored vodka
1 oz Malibu Coconut rum
2 oz coconut milk
.5 oz Crème de Coconut liqueur (optional)
Graham cracker crumbs (garnish)
Combine the vodka, rum, coconut milk and liqueur in an ice filled shaker. Shake well and allow to sit while you prepare the glasses. Take a chilled martini glass and dampen the rim. Cover rim with graham cracker crumbs. Pour the contents of the shaker into the glass and serve.
MODA Magazine does not endorse underage or irresponsible drinking. This article is intended for informative culinary purposes, and these beverages should be consumed in moderation.