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Saturday
May282011

Pimm's No. 1 Cup

Summer is here to stay, and we need light, lower alcohol cocktails (since we will need to drink more of them).  My good friend Colleen introduced me to Pimm's Cup when we were stationed together in Ft. Riley, Kansas, and I can never make them without thinking of her.  There are a variety of recipes for this cocktail, but for me it isn't Pimms without cucumber.  I like to make them by the pitcher and serve in tall glasses over ice.  Here's my recipe:

8 oz. Pimm's No. 1

2 bottles Reed's extra ginger brew

cucumber ribbons

lemon slices

Mix all in tall pitcher, muddling fruit slightly.  Serve over ice, making sure that each glass gets a little fruit.

Note that photo quality declines when the talent is holding a drink instead of the camera...cheers Colleen, we know it's hotter where you are so will drink one for you!

 

 

Wednesday
May112011

Happy Barfday!

         

Remember when the aging a year part of birthdays was one of the things you looked forward to?  We spent the weekend at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort for Sophie's 12th birthday, and I took her out of school so we could check in early on Friday and get a head start on the fun.  She couldn't wait until Sunday, when she would actually turn twelve.  The girl asked for (and received) an Etch A Sketch for her birthday....she is an old soul I think.  This is a picture of her at dinner after we had returned home from the swank hotel, after the nap she took after the migraine she had after the buffet breakfast that was more enjoyable on the way in than on it's way out on the side of the road due to said migraine.  What a good sport.  Her big party is next weekend with her friends and the King Ranch Chicken and Red Velvet Layer Cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting.  So her birthday dinner was some chicken tikka masala and homemade naan from www.indiansimmer.com along with cucumber raita and watermelon balls with rosewater and lime.  

   Shot with the new Sony NEX3.