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

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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!

6 comments:

CarolynJean said...

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

http://www.reedsinc.com/brews/

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!

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