Warmer days are approaching and I'm super excited about it. Let's review.
Today is Saint Patrick's Day and can only mean two things: Bagpipes and Jameson on the rocks.
The first day of spring is in three days and I still cannot fathom the idea of sprouting flowers, bees buzzin' or constant sound of chirping birds. It all just seems so far away. But it's not and that makes me very excited.
And in ninety-six days, the first day of summer will grace us with her presence. Just imagine: Iced coffees, trips to the beach, weekends spent hiking and farmer's market food. Now add booze. Yes. Booze made with yellow citrus things. We're calling it Sparkling Spiked Lemonade, but it may as well be called "I'm Sitting On a Patio and Yes I Will Have Another."
If scented emails were a thing, this one would be "tequila."
Sparkling Spiked Lemonade
4 lemons, squeezed (about 1/2 cup juice)
1 1/2-2 cups sparkling water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup tequila
lemon slices, for garnish
Juice the lemons over a strainer and transfer juice to a large mixing class. Collect the seeds and pulp and discard.
Mix sugar and sparking water with the lemon juice, stirring well until the sugar dissolves. Add the tequila and stir well to combine. Equally distribute the cocktail between 2-4 glasses filled with ice.
Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy.