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Table Talk » When life gives you lemons have a pink slip lemonade martini

My friend Sherrill St. Germain inspired my career change from technical writer to personal chef. I worked with Sherrill at Silknet/KANA. Sherrill got laid off a year or so before I did and she did something that changed my life: she reinvented herself as a financial planner. Sherrill is the founder and principal of New Means Financial Planning. Life gave her lemons and she made pink slip lemonade. Later when KANA gave me a pink slip, with Sherrill as a role model, I made pink slip lemonade and started Anastasia's Table.

Sherrill is a career change expert; if you dream of changing your career, Sherrill can help you work out the financial details. June is Pink Slip Lemonade month on Sherrill's The Career Change Financial Planner blog. As part of Pink Slip Lemonade month, Sherrill asked me to share some Pink Slip Lemonade recipes with you.

One of the first things you might need when you get a pink slip is a stiff drink. So, my first Pink Slip Lemonade recipe is a Pink Slip Lemonade Martini. There will be more Pink Slip Lemonade recipes during the month.

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Pink Slip Lemonade Martini
Serves 2

4 fluid ounces vodka
1 fluid ounce cointreau
6-8 fluid ounces pink lemonade - I used Newman's Own Pink Virgin Lemonade
1 fluid ounce chambord
6 fresh raspberries

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into well chilled martini glasses. Garnish with fresh raspberries.


Posted June 4, 2009 6:27 PM in Business & Networking, Pink Slip Lemonade, Recipes


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5 Comment(s)

Marcy Kaminski said… (on June 4, 2009 at 19:51 PM #)

This is BRILLIANT!!! It should be trademarked, bottled and sold, LOL!!!

Cindy Barnard said… (on June 4, 2009 at 21:00 PM #)

I L.O.V.E. this Patti!
I am a white wine "baby" drinker.
But 'ya know....I'm thinkin' that I need to try a Pink Slip Lemonade Martini.
And.......one of these days I'll know someone or BE SOMEONE who gets the pink slip and needs this martini.
You are the best.

Diana Porter said… (on June 5, 2009 at 07:35 AM #)

I just got the pink slip.... so I will be making this drink this weekend. I am also thinking about changing careers to become a personal chef since my true passion is for cooking. Any advice or tips?

Patti Anastasia said… (on June 5, 2009 at 10:06 AM #)

Diane, Sorry about your pink slip. I'd be happy to talk to you about a career as a personal chef. Drop me an email.

Lisa said… (on June 9, 2009 at 06:15 AM #)

Wonderful synergy, Patti, and the drink sounds mighty tasty.


 

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