Summer is Endless with the perfect cocktails.
Some say summer is over, we say it is just beginning and there is no need to end summer escapades anytime soon. Nothing says summer like pink lemonade. Rose Pink Lemonade and Gin that is!
If you are looking for perfect refresher from the beach or end of summer party, check out this latest find. While exploring the Coastal Empire, we were chasing the the falling temps of the Hamptons, We are bouncing around the South to test out some new recipes and ideas for fall and holiday.
While visiting the south, we biked up to the Beach to Piggly Wiggly for a Hump Day brunch. If you have not shopped “The Pig” you are missing the original gourmet market, produce stand, farmers market, blah blah blah or easily said the original cool grocery market.
While shopping for fresh local shrimp, South Carolina Peaches and farmers heirloom tomatoes, I stumbled upon the mini-craft cocktail section and found a nice selection of small batch soda’s, ginger beer, and unique find, a Rose Lemonade. The label on the bottle of lemonade was very chic small batch as the label we lopsided of course. Not sure if this is on purpose or planned to make beverages look more authentic.
I had to make a much needed afternoon drink so grabbed a bottle, stopped by the neighborhood liquor store snapping up a bottle of gin, and headed back to the beach house to plan lunchtime libations.
Now back to that rose lemonade. One can make any craft a cocktail with a small bottle of new tasting find. But this bottles of Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade is from England. Perfect with gin of course and the Prince of Scots lifestyle don’t you think?
Follow along for great afternoon refresher!
Makes 1 drink
1 – 1 ½ oz. gin
3 – 4 oz. Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Lime slices for garnish
Add gin and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Add more of less gin and lime to suit your taste. Shake and strain into a glass. Top off with rose lemonade and garnish with a slice of lime. If it’s not sweet enough you could add an ounce or so of simple syrup. I think the lemonade alone adds enough sweetness but I’m also not crazy about overly sweet cocktails soooo…there’s that.