Friday, June 11, 2010

Beach Bound

In a few short days I will be here...


With these little guys...

Drinking pitchers of this...


All while doing this...


I'll be back in a few days. Meanwhile, I hope everyone has a great week. Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes and again, for the prayers for my mom.

By the way, the above drink is a Southside, a perfect summer cocktail. Here is the recipe, should you feel like making a pitcher this weekend.

The Southside
2 ounces gin
¾ ounce simple syrup
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
5 mint sprigs, plus sprig for garnish
2 pieces lime or lemon
¾ ounces club soda

Place mint leaves and lime or lemon pieces at the bottom of a cocktail shaker and crush with back of spoon or muddler to release essential oils. Add and shake well. Pour into goblet or Collins glass filled with ice, top with club soda, and garnish with mint.

Variations: For a Southside Royale, add dry Champagne rather than club soda. Hendrick’s gin is especially good in this combination.For a pitcher of Southsides, do the math according to how many you want to serve, muddle the citrus and mint at the bottom of a pitcher, add remaining ingredients and stir vigorously until blended. Top with the club soda.
Images courtesy of Kure Beach, Taigon and Flickr

17 comments:

mise said...

Have a lovely relaxing time!

Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear that you decided to go. Enjoy yourself!

Main Line Sportsman said...

A Mojito...with Gin...anything with booze,lime and mint is a Home Run. Enjoy the beach tme with the kids....dig them a big hole next to your chair...big enough for both and just deep enough that it is a tad hard to climb out....like a sand playpen..make Hubby do it. It is amazing how much little ones love this....I got many a chapter read on the beach 'cause the kids were playing in the hole...Have a great time.

bevy said...

Have fun! Although... I do wish your family decided on Edisto. We are leaving on Monday for our week! I would have loved to see you!

Toad said...

2 ounces of gin? Are you mad? It's 2 oz per child plus SO or spouse.

James said...

Have a good time kiddo! BTW got my first issue of G&G today, love it so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Laura said...

I am going to the beach in 2 weeks, and I am taking your recipe with me!

Laura
White Spray Paint

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

That beach is calling me! I can imagine the sand between my toes...have fun.

EntertainingMom said...

Have a wonderful time! THe Southside sounds delicious!

Jo said...

I'm so happy you decided to join your family for some much needed time away. Enjoy relaxing!

Jo

Renee Finberg said...

darling post.
have fun! xx

Natasha said...

Have a wonderful time! You deserve a nice long break.

Enjoy this special time with your family.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

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Trish said...

Have fun beautiful, relax and enjoy! Thanks for the cocktail recipe, mmmm sounds delish! xoxo

Henley on the Horn said...

I'll have to serve one to hubby as he loves gin and tonic!!

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Karena said...

Enjoy! beautiful images, and I wish I could join you!!

Karena
Art by Karena