Alcohol consumption has become somewhat of a hobby for me in my old age. I enjoy a couple of glasses of wine at lunch and dinner during the week, and on the weekends I usually end up trying different types of beer with my friends (or experimenting with some other crazy concoction.)

One of my favorite drinks lately is the martini. Particularly dessert flavored martinis. They’re smooth, full bodied, and downright delectable. Needless to say, as a martini consumer, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon The Martini Lounge in St. Cloud.

I was impressed with this place from the moment I walked in. It looks like a millionaire’s bachelor's pad, complete with a fireplace, couches, and comfy leather seats. It’s a great, cozy environment to hang with your friends and have some top notch drinks. They serve every type of martini imaginable, and then some.

My personal favorite is the Red Velvet Martini. It’s to die for. The Martini Lounge is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and weekday happy hour is from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday. Definitely check this place out. It’s my new favorite place to drink.