My friend Allison has been bringing me all sorts of goodies from her garden, which makes me a happy lady. This week’s treat was a nice bundle of fresh mint, which I quickly put to use in some lemonade. Then I remembered the bag of limes I picked up to practice my margarita skills (one of my 30/30 quests) and thought a boozy mint limeade would be the perfect cooler for warm, sticky days like the ones we’ve been having. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did.
Cheers! To a great (hopefully tolerable) weekend! Also, I’ve been thinking about market week lately… any one up for a week of local meals? I’m thinking the week of August 9-13. More info next week!
P.S. Looking for something to do with all the corn at the market? Check out my post on etsy for corn cakes with cherry salsa.
boozy mint limeade
makes 1 cocktail
about 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, or juice of 1 lime
1 oz simple syrup
about 5 fresh mint leaves + more to garnish
1 1/2 oz gin
Muddle lime juice and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Add simple syrup, gin and ice. Shake for 10 seconds.
Strain into your favorite glass and garnish with a few mint leaves. Enjoy!