swim in the sea
drink the wild air”
-ralph waldo emerson
the weekend is nearly here and so is derby day
! and while it would be outrageous to travel to churchill downs donning a crazy hat, i’ll be having just as much fun in san francisco sipping my own mint julep inspired cocktails.
this year, this domestic goddess in training is mixing up this fun “magic juice” from design*sponge. strawberries, mint, cucumbers and lemonade in the same drink? now that is my idea of a cocktail.
cheers to wild horse races, fresh cut grass and the sunniest of weekends!
Ingredients (makes two drinks):
6 hulled strawberries
1 peeled orange
5-7 mint leaves
1/4 peeled cucumber
4-6 oz gin, depending on taste
8 oz fresh lemonade
Dice, then muddle fruits and mint
Pour gin into fruit mixture and let sit for 10-15 minutes
Strain over lemonade and ice
Garnish with fruit slice or mint leaf
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