It’s officially summer! Well, at least I think it is. Can I get a date check on that? No? It’s not summer yet? Well crap. Regardless, if you live anywhere south of Canada its hot these days and you know what that means. Doing stuff outside! Now, outside activities range from incredibly awesome to downright awful. Take for instance barbecuing some burgers with friends. Not a whole lot in the world better than that. Digging up weeds. Arguably the worst thing ever.
For my money, the best thing in the world is sitting outside just after dusk and building a fire. Something about building and tending to a fire is just super relaxing to me. Needless to say one of the things that is a TOP priority for me to buy for our new house is a fire pit. I can’t freaking wait. Whit is all, “we need a table and chairs for the dining room. Let’s be practical” and I’m all “NO, ME NEED FIRE NOW”. I’m pretty sure its a losing battle but I will fight none the less.
Once you get a good fire going the next step is a solid bevy to quench your thirst. Summer is the time for fruity cocktails and refreshing drinks. Very few, in my opinion, rival the mojito. While they may be a little more cumbersome to make than other beverages, the mojito is a delicious drink and should always be served with a side of fire. This particular twist on a mojito was found on the St. Germain website and we added a bit of extra color by adding blackberries to the mix. I hope you enjoy.
- White Rum - 2 ounces
- St. Germain - 2 ounces
- Lime Juice - 1 ounce
- Mint Leaves - 8
- Blackberries - 4
- Club Soda - To Taste