It’s drizzling as I write this, but yesterday was a true blue summer’s day, so here’s hoping the sun comes back to Northern BC soon. This week on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop, Dani Jace says:
We’re on our beach vacation this week. Post a recipe of your favorite summer cocktail or thirst quencher and your favorite place to drink it.
Oh, yum! I love recipe swaps with RWW!
I’m not a huge fan of sweet drinks, and one of my favourite flavours is lime. So you might be able to guess my favourite summer drink – a mojito! It’s even better if you make it with fresh mint from your own garden, but not required, of course. Some people like simple syrup in their mojitos, but I prefer them without.
In a tall Collins glass, muddle together about 10 fresh mint leaves and 3 thin slices of lime. Add sugar (I only put in a half teaspoon, but if you like yours sweeter go ahead and add more to taste) and mix. Fill the glass half full of ice cubes, add an ounce of vodka and club soda to fill. Garnish with a wedge of lime (if you like to get fancy).
As for my favourite place to drink a mojito – well, I was introduced to the drink on a beach in Puerto Vallarta, so that’s my holiday choice. But a hot sunny day in my own backyard is a very close second.
What’s your favourite summer drink? Do you prefer sweet or sour? Feel free to share in the comments, then hop over to A.S. Fenichel for another summer drink recipe!