Warmer days are approaching and I'm super excited about it. Let's review.
Today is St. 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 the constant chirping of birds. It all just seems so far away. But it's not and that excites me.
In 96 days, the first day of summer will grace us with her presence. I imagine it now: Iced coffee, 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 lemonade, spiked.
If scented emails were a thing, this one would be "tequila.
Sparkling Spiked Lemonade
4 lemons, squeezed (about 1/2 cup of juice)
1 1/2 to 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 bowl. Collect the seeds and pulp and discard. Mix sugar and sparkling water with the lemon juice, stirring well until sugar dissolves.
Add the tequila and stir well to combine. Equally distribute the cocktail between 2 to 4 glasses filld with ice. Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy!