Yesterday afternoon, I closed my laptop on work, went out to the garden to snip rosemary and thyme, and came back in to pull out two saucepans and the sugar. I made a batch of rosemary simple syrup and a batch of thyme simple syrup for two cocktails I want to try with my girlfriends … Continue reading Freedom!
In a little over a week, I will join four women I’ve known for 30 years for an annual Girls’ weekend. We’re all trying to figure out what we want to drink in our few days together, and we decided we’ll each come up with a signature cocktail and bring the ingredients for it. We … Continue reading Seeking an autumn cocktail
Recipe (my first cocktail creation!) 1/2 lemon, squeezed, then cut into quarters Leaves from 2 sprigs lemon balm 3/4 oz honey syrup* 2 1/2 oz gin Squeeze 1/2 lemon into cocktail shaker. Cut the remaining lemon rind in quarters and drop them into cocktail shaker. Add lemon balm leaves and honey syrup. Muddle until the … Continue reading A cocktail from the garden: lemon balm smash
My husband and I don’t get out alone much at night these days, what with children and all, but when we do, a new favorite thing to do is visit classy bars and order swanky cocktails we’d never make at home. Actually, scratch that. Change it to we never make as well at home. At … Continue reading Cocktails on the town
One of my favorite summer cocktails is a rum daiquiri (recipe below). With only three ingredients, it is clean, cold, fresh, and simple. Buy a bottle of rum, a few limes, and some sugar to make simple syrup, and you can make one anywhere you have access to ice. Or so I thought. Our first … Continue reading Shaken not stirred
We are visiting family on the Gulf coast of Florida, on Anna Maria Island, just north of Sarasota. Even though we are only six days into hurricane season, there is already a named storm churning 150 miles west of us in the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical Storm Andrea. It is surreal to watch the Weather … Continue reading We came to Florida for vacation and they named a storm after me