A Britain meets France G&T.

A Britain meets France G&T.

The makings of a classic Pimm's Cup.

The makings of a classic Pimm’s Cup.












Warm summer temps mean it’s the perfect time for refreshing summer cocktails. When the end of day rolls around we enjoy these two classics (with a twist). They’re also fun when guests drop by and everyone gathers on the patio. Cheers!

Gin and Tonic
Neighbor Therese shared this recipe with us and it’s become a favorite around our house. Think a classic British G&T, but with a French twist. Combine Hedrick’s gin with a shot of St. Germain elderberry liqueur. Top with tonic water, nice wedge of lime, and plenty of ice. Time to relax. 

Pimm’s Cup
I remember being fresh out of college and living in Washington, DC. When the office gang went for drinks on Friday nights, a Pimm’s Cup hit the spot. Pimm’s is a concoction blending  gin with liqueur, fruit juices, and spices. The company holds the actual recipe as a secret. In a tall glass, pour some Pimm’s #1, then fill  with a lemon/lime soda, lemonade, or ginger ale. Add

plenty of ice. Garnish with lime or lemon wedge. I like adding a sprig of fresh mint. The classic cocktail calls for a cucumber stick. I like my veggies in a salad, not my drink. Enjoy your evening.