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The inaugural recipe--Karen's Insanely Good Gin and Tonic
Dated: July 24 2020
As promised in the first post on this blog, I will post recipes occasionally in this space. Why? Well, concocting good things to eat and drink is a big thing in our house. And who doesn't like a new recipe?
Deciding what to include for the first go-round was something to ponder. Until I looked out of the window and saw the sun shining, a nice breeze blowing through the patio, and the bees buzzing in the flowers. I knew it had to be a summer cocktail. My wife Karen is a pretty accomplished amateur mixologist, and her gin & tonic is really top of the class. So I thought I'd share it with you so you can fix one, sit on your patio, and enjoy this gorgeous summer day. Because honestly, don't we all need to just enjoy a gorgeous summer day right now? We do. We soooo do...
Karen's Insanely Good Gin and Tonic
1.5 ounces gin (whatever your favorite is. I prefer Citadelle, but just started trying Madison's own State Line and really like it)
.5 ounce of elderflower liqueur
.5 ounce of fresh lime juice
dash of bitters
Garnish with a slice of lime
Shake or stir together the first 4 ingredients. Pour over the top of a tumbler or collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with tonic, garnish with the lime, and enjoy. Perhaps turn on a baseball game while you watch the butterflies in the flowers. That's my preferred method. :)
In November of 2000, I closed on my first house, a rough-around-the-edges 1922 colonial with lots of sun, not a lot of storage, and an enormous oak tree in its postage stamp-sized back yard. From the ....
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