Happy Long Weekend everyone! (If you are in Canada that is).
I hope you all enjoy your time off. Myself, I'll be attending a wedding reception (something I have been excitedly refering to as "the feast"), brunching, practicing driving, and perhaps making a little trip to the zoo! (And hosting a BBQ if I have anything to say on the matter...) Oh, and in an ideal world, I'm be sipping on these sitting in the sunshine (wearing sunscreen of course.)
1.5 ounces of simple syrup
about 3 fresh strawberries
about 4-5 fresh spearmint sprigs (chopped if you prefer smaller mint pieces in your cocktail)
2 ounces of light rum
1. In a chilled glass (about 10-12 ounces), muddle the simple syrup, strawberries and mint leaves together with the back of a spoon or muddler. Crush the strawberries and mint leaves well.
2. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass, add the rum and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top off with soda water.
3. Garnish with mint sprigs or strawberry slices. Makes 1 drink. But you aren't going to want just one are you?
" Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails.
Had a discussion Monday night about the home bar. I'm one of those compulsive people who likes to make lists, and complete lists. Of course I need my home bar to be "complete". In my mind, I should have a little bit of everything on hand so that should someone stop by I will be able to provide their drink of choice. Bombay Gin for my bestie from Ottawa, for example. The boy, however feels that a wide selection of good alcohols will just increase the instances of drinking (something neither of us patio loves needs right now).
What is a must in your ideal bar? Do you actually manage to keep it around long enough to offer it out?
Happy Friday everyone! This weekend is my annual cottage weekend for one of my bestie's birthday. This year her birthday happens to fall on the same day as my boy! So this weekend we will be celebrating TWO birthdays at the cottage. Oh what a weekend it will be. Hope for good weather for me, but if there isn't I am ALWAYS up for a rousing round of Cranium! Let's see how the boy and I work as a team.
I think technically this is supposed to be a wedding dress, but whatever, you shouldn't have to wait until your wedding to wear a gorgeous gown! I'd probably just wear this grocery shopping. Or maybe to my next charity ball. Oh, the possibilities!
How cute and festive are these little cocktail umbrellas? What a great way to kick your entertaining up a notch. And at 10 for only $5 they are certainly affordable. This weekend will include a mardi gras themed birthday party for the boy, watching the world cup final, sleeping in, and hopefully some dim sum. The weather is hot hot hot, meaning it's more fun being outside my apartment than inside it. Anyone want to join me for a salad on my porch?