It's Friday Peeps....Let's kick back and celebrate with the Hot Summer Eats Gang!!
Since it is Friday I have decided to share a cocktail recipe with you. One of our sponsors, Quirk Books, provided me with "Summer Cocktails" by Maria Del Mar Sacasa. It is a wonderful book and I have been enjoying it immensely.
I have been using this book in conjunction with another great sponsor gift from Casabella, a wonderful juicer/reamer that has been indispensable during this event. The first day I got the juicer and cocktail book we decided to play and Frank made us Daquiris.
Since then I have used the juicer frequently including when I made a Raspberry Filled Lemon Bundt Cake. But for this event I used the juicer to make a wonderful lemonade recipe that I found in Summer Cocktails.
It was light an refreshing.
Frank and I enjoyed this cocktail out on our back deck as we grilled dinner.
We sipped our drinks, talked about our day and breathed...it was wonderful.
very slightly adapted from Summer Cocktails by Maria Del Mar Sacasa
2 oz. Vodka
1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice plus 1/2 t, finely grated lemon zest
1 T. Honey Syrup (made by combining equal parts honey and boiling water, stir until honey dissolves)
pinch of salt
1/4 c. club soda, chilled
Mint for garnish
Place all ingredients, except mint, into a cocktail shaker and shake for half a minute. Strain into an ice filled glass, add club soda, stir slightly and garnish with a mint sprig. Print Recipe