over the weekend

To be honest, we didn’t cook much over the weekend. We spent most of our time walking, laying around in public parks, drinking cocktails and playing cribbage. It was pretty fabulous.¬†(Although I have a super-secret recipe in the works that most likely will change my life. I did want to make this super-secret recipe over the weekend, but the life-changing will have to wait).

Here are a few photos and beverage recipes.

Classic Gin Martini, Jordan’s cocktail of choice

2.5 oz gin

0.5 oz dry vermouth

Chill glass, stir over ice for 30 seconds, strain into glass, add olive. Jordan says this is more complicated than it sounds, and he is right. It takes finesse to make a good martini.

Pamplemousse, my new favorite, inspired by Orangette

1 oz Aperol

2 oz white wine

2 oz grapefruit juice, about 1/2 grapefruit

Stir together with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy a citrusy, herby, slightly bitter, very enjoyable drink. Even Willow was tempted!

-Emily