So many fun things come into my life in the summer. Windows open, dinners on the picnic table, lounging in the hammock, fresh produce, hikes, camping, waterfall adventures, fireflies... the list goes on.
Moving back to the mountains refreshed a hidden appreciation of the summer months.
To celebrate, I'll be working on a few projects all season long and plan to share them here on my blog as a summer series.
I'm kicking off the month of April with southern cocktails every Friday afternoon.
The summer series will continue into August and each month will have a new theme. A theme that fits well into the WNC lifestyle. Outdoor adventures, southern nights on the porch and food food food drink drink drink.
Our first summer cocktail fit for rockin' in your rocking chair: the mint julep.
A simple recipe from Epicurious:
1oz minted simple syrup
2c crushed ice
Add simple syrup then 1 c of ice, bourbon and a splash of water. Add enough remaining ice to fill glass. Stir well and garnish with the mint.
It's a strong drink, sip safely and see you at the derby next month!