I’m raising a glass to today.
Today really isn’t too terribly important. I’m not making any grand announcements or celebrating events, it’s just me, giving cheers to life. I have a feeling in my body that is akin to how I felt before I jumped out of plane: terror, excitement, and my favorite, “AHHHHH” (because there are no words to describe it). We (both M and I) are taking leaps but before we do, I’m taking a moment to sit back and let everything sink in. I am taking extra long walks in the brisk fall morning or relaxing outside in the hammock until the warmth of the noon sun.
Big changes are coming and I only wish I could tell you about them (of course, that would mean I would know all the facts- which isn’t the case). The new site-lift is just the beginning. For now, have a drink with me?
I’m not really a cocktail drinker. I love my wines, craft beers, and the occasional glass of good scotch on the rocks. I’ve had a bottle of gin sitting in my house for awhile now, so I figured it was time to use it.
This drink is a result of two things: a bunch of pears and apples in my refrigerator and a juicer that rarely is used. My train of thought: I could have fresh juice and even better, I could add booze! The rosemary is optional but adds an extra touch of fall flavor to the drink.
So I’m raising my glass: here’s to big things! Cheers!
Apple, Pear and Gin Cocktail
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 green apple
- 2 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Club soda, optional
- Rosemary sprigs
- Remove cores and seeds from pears and apples. Run through juicer and add lemon juice immediately. Shake juice with gin and honey. Pour over ice, add a splash of club soda if desired, and garnish with rosemary sprigs.
by Erin Alderson