Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tomb Raider Martinis

When I was in Cambodia earlier this year, we got to check out the temple where Angelina Jolie filmed Tomb Raider. It was way super duper cool.
The Jungle Temple
Trees were growing on top of the old temple walls and the root systems cascaded all over. Truly spectacular the way the jungle had reclaimed the land.

We all know that Angelina love Cambodia -- she adopted her first son there.  I love Cambodia too; the people were so warm and friendly... and if any group of people has the right to be angry at outside (and inside) interests, it would be Cambodia... but instead I fell in love with the people and the land. I'd love to bring K back one of these days.

Our week in Cambodia came after 3 weeks of travel in China, and we were getting a little weary of being on the road... and found Cambodia a refreshing change from the chaos of China. We also had the most free time in Cambodia, specifically in Siem Riep. So we did lots of shopping (great shopping!) and went out for dinner that night.

Where did we end up? At a little restaurant called the Red Piano, where, yes, Angelina had frequented during her time in the country. And, sure enough, they had an Angelina-themed drink called... the Tomb Raider!

How could I not try it?

And I'm so glad I did. It's absolutely delicious, a great mix of sweet and tangy.

Tomb Raider Martinis
(a cocktail a la the Red Piano in Cambodia)

1-2 shots of Cointreau
1 tablespoon of lime juice (or a healthy squirt), if no fresh limes
tonic water to top off

Pour the Cointreau and lime juice over ice in a low ball glass. Top off with tonic water. Garnish with lime wedge.

Enjoy! A great party drink.

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