One of the things that has dramatically changed since I became a mom is the lack of booze in my life. Not that I was drinking all the time before, but I certainly enjoyed a good drink after a long day. Or a lazy day. Ahh, one day, but for now I have to live without it because lack of sleep and general exhaustion has me loopy enough. But a girl needs a little excitement, so lately I’ve been treating myself to one of these lovely bevies at lunchtime. It’s just the right amount of zesty refreshment to perk up my afternoon. Plus, I have an hunch that a little bit of gin in this would make one heck of a summer cocktail.
Cheers! To sunshine, summer, and a bit of pep!
ginger mint limeade
makes 1 drink
|juice of 1 lime, about 2 ounces
1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves (I just eyeball a hunk of mint)
1 Tbsp ginger syrup
1.5 ounces gin, optional
|1. Gently muddle the mint and lime juice in the bottom of your glass.
2. Add the ginger syrup, then fill the glass with ice.
3. Top it off with seltzer, add a straw and stir. Enjoy!