Summer time drinks should be refreshing and thirst quenching.
This drink does just that. But beware, it is easy to drink thru each one fast and furious!
3 Lemon Wheels, thinnly sliced
2tsps Granulated Sugar
Soda Water, I used flavored (mixed berry)
Drop berries, sugar and lemon wheels in glass
Muddle well, making sure berries are well mashed
Pack on the ice
Shake, Shake, Shake
Now top with soda water and ENJOY!
Play around with the recipe. Use a variety of fresh berries or melon. Swap in lime for lemon. Swap in silver tequila for vodka.
Have fun in the sun!
I feel a sense of responsibility to the global community. Like someone with super powers using them for good and not evil.
If I am going to have this media platform, I feel compelled to warn others when there is danger (or epic foolishness) lurking in our communities and in our homes.
Consider the following story a cautionary tale…
Once upon a busy night at work, the phone call came. The call no parent wants to get.
“Your son is on the phone.”
My heart sank. “Tell him I am extremely busy. Ask if it’s an emergency”, I said frantically.
A moment later, “he says it IS an emergency”.
Cue the dramatic music, mamma is about to have a heart attack!
In a flash, I deployed my emergency resources. Like Santa calling for his Reindeer!
“On Donna to table 108 for an order!”
“On Janice to the kitchen for the birthday cake and candles!”
“On Manager to the bar to finish making my drinks!”
“On Hostess to my two new tables with menus and an apology!”
This had all the makings of the proverbial “shit show”.
I scramble to the phone trying to maintain my composure.
ME: “Honey, what’s wrong?!”
SON: “Mum, can I have my XBox back? I’m bored.”
Apparently we have differing opinions on what constitutes an EMERGENCY!
A staple for your summer cocktails
12oz fresh blackberries
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 cp + a pinch of granulated sugar
bring to boil, then simmer 25mins, stir gently every so often
let cool, then strain into bowl using wire tight mesh sieve, gently press til all juice is through
will hold in fridge for a week
1.5 Liters Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 cp honey
1 small honeydew melon (seeded and sliced)
1 seedless cucumber (sliced into wheels)
2 limes (sliced into wheels)
24 fresh mint leaves
Place melon, cucumber, limes, mint in container
Add honey, gently mix with wooden spoon
Add wine last, gently stir with wooden spoon
Use in the first 48 hours