Saturday, March 03, 2012

 Last night, Craig was invited out with a few of his new ManFriends in town, so I decided a couple of the wives with children old enough to fend for themselves could be coaxed into a cocktail or two.  Turns out I was right.

 It did require a little explanation when I took my camera out for this shot.  I always forget how weird it is that I take pictures of bottles and glasses and cocktails while hanging out around the table.   Until I see the looks on other peoples' faces, that is.    I have a very explain-o type of career. 


But it's worth it, right?  And everyone liked these little concoctions.
2 oz of gin
half a can of San Pellagrino Limonata soda
splash of St Germain
2-3 drops of lemon bitters
ice and lemon slice


Next, a 6 pack of Vernors has arrived in the mail, and it's time to play with this in preparation for my next pattern. 


A callout to all my midwest Plucky friends who have been recommending the stuff.  Definitely not your basic gingerale!


CarolynJean said...

For real ginger ale you need to check out Reed's Ginger Brew

AntiquityTravelers said...

Just back from "Gin" weather and would have loved one of those concoctions on beach in NZ!

ChrisC said...

Vernors! As a born and raised Michigander I LOVE that stuff! Every once in a while I find it out here in California (Faygo, too!) and squeal with excitement

JoannaCos said...

I haven't had Vernors in years but can still recall its awesome bite. I'm from PA but my uncle from OH would always brings some when he visited. As a kid, the pre-drinking of the Vernors ritual was to pour it into a glass, take a big sniff and sneeze like crazy. Good stuff :)

Sarah said...

Yes, what Joanna said, it makes me sneeze but oh so worth it!

Anonymous said...

Ha! We did the sneezing too - was a surprise for us, but kind of funny. We had to smell it to see what it was going to be like, right? And then all three of us - achoo!