Martinis 2015 is a fun way to celebrate the work of Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children support their mission to provide grief support for Acadiana children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. All services are provided free of charge to the children and families in Acadiana.

Join CJ and Debbie Ray on Monday mornings as they visit with all the participating restaurants and sample their martinis. Then on Tuesday, you can cast your vote for Lafayette’s ABSOLUT Best Martini. $1 = 1 Vote! The money is your way of donating to Healing House – vote often and as many times as you want either at or at each restaurant.

photo by Debbie Ray

Today, Robert from Zea visited with CJ and Debbie Ray and made their Martinis 2015 contest cocktail, the Pix Your Poison. It contains Absolut Citron, mint simple syrup, blueberry and strawberry puree, lemon juice, sweet and sour mix, garnished with a mint leaf and glass rim dusted in blue Pixie Stix powder

In addition to the Final Showdown taking place August 15, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, patrons of the ‘Tini Tuesday Tour will receive a complimentary signature martini with the purchase of an entrée at each Tuesday tour spot. Martini vouchers can be printed here.

‘Tini Tuesday Tour’ Dates:

• Tuesday, August 11 Zea (2014 Judge’s Choice Award winner)

Sponsors: ABSOLUT Vodka, Moss Motors, Delhomme Funeral Homes, Linear Controls, Dr. Leslie Jacobs, Leading Health Care, Cox Communications, Event Rental, The Russo Group, 99.9 KTDY, & FACE

For more information about Martinis 2015; Lafayette’s ABSOLUT Best Martini Contest & Gala, please click here or contact Kim Thackston at 234-0443 or