I’m not generally one to gloat, boast or brag, so allow me just this one…it’s 74 degrees here right now, I’m sitting on my front porch writing this, and I f-ing LOVE IT! This past Sunday we had a little backyard, chili & cornbread get together – where we burned two Christmas trees and shenanigans ensued – and I had shorts and a t-shirt on! Having lived in New York for a damn long time, I can safely say that living in a warm climate is just superior and no one can tell me otherwise. Basically, this is just a disclaimer to all of you that if I’m ever thinking of moving somewhere like Minneapolis, remind me that I once wrote these words and that I should vehemently reconsider.
But I digress. Let’s get back to the important things like making delicious cocktails. This one is in honor of the sunshine – it’s light, refreshing and pretty damn tasty. So let’s get to it.
*2 parts tequila blanco
*1 part Aperol
*2 parts cranberry juice (make it fancy!)
*1 part ginger beer
*1 part seltzer
*1/2 part Jack Rudy Tonic (I honestly can’t get enough of this stuff)
*A few dashes of orange bitters
Mix it all together in your favorite glass, give it a stir, and enjoy. Even if it’s 27 degrees where you are, it’s okay! This cocktail will make you feel like you’re in the tropics.
Okay, I’ll stop being a warm-weather asshole now. Whether you have snow on the ground or sun in the sky, as long as you like my drinks, I love all of you! Until next time.