It's summer and drinks are delicious ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

24 June 2010

It's summer and drinks are delicious

Yeah, so you know why else the farmer's market is great? Because now, on the spur of the moment, you can cut up an apricot and a plum, throw them in a glass, douse them in sauvignon blanc, and sit down to enjoy your LIFE.

I, of course, later ended up spilling half this drink over every article of clothing I was wearing as well as the edge of my desk, but that's beside the point.

You know what else you can have, although it has little to nothing to do with the farmer's market? A pink gin. These are some extremely pink gins, since we heart bitters; the ordinary pink gin is just barely tinged with peachy pink, much like the color I picture for vintage 1920s undergarments. In either case, a pink gin is a serious and strong martini, best consumed by servants of the British empire or connoisseurs of gin.

A pink gin

good gin (Boodle's in our case)
angostura bitters
an ice cube
a twist of lemon
a martini glass or champagne coupe

Shake a few drops of bitters into your glass. For the traditional pink gin, swirl the drops around to coat the glass, then pour out any excess. For our excessively pink gins, we used a substantial few shakes of bitters and didn't bother to pour them out. So. Add an ice cube and pour to fill about 2/3 full with gin. Gently stir, then add the lemon twist. Drink carefully.


Unknown said...

oh my gosh this is so good!!!! We are still talking about the bitters cocktail.

the fruit/wine drink is a must!

Eileen said...

Yay, I'm glad you liked them!

EVERY drink is a must in our current stifling scalpburn of a week, but the fruit in white wine is definitely in the top 5.