One of my favorite things to as the weather warms up is to slice up some citrus - oranges, lemons, and limes - and steep them in a cool pitcher of water.
I’ll use other fruits, too - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, even cucumber and basil sometimes. It’s lovely. And, it makes me drink more water. But, sadly, that’s about as fancy as I get when it comes to making drinks. So, when we have friends over for dinner, I’m left to purchase ready to pour Italian sodas, wine or beer. But, when I’ve spent the time to carefully cultivate flavors in all of our dinner dishes, I’d really love to be able to do the same with drinks.
That’s why I’m very appreciative of today’s post from the kitchn, 15 Fresh and Simple Cocktails for Spring. From the Strawberry Basil Margaritas, to the Blueberry Rum Smash, to the Cucumber Rosemary Gin & Tonics, let my education in simple, creative mixology begin.
Photo via the kitchn.