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!Print
Apple, Pear and Gin Cocktail
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Drink
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 green apple
- 2 ½ 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.
Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog says
Cheers to life... love that line. It's great to take a step back and celebrate for the sake of just celebrating. I'm not one to drink gin, but paired with fresh fruit, I'd give it another try.
sarah @ two-tarts says
this type of cocktail is right up my alley! 🙂
I can't wait to hear more about the big things; I have a feeling some very good things are in store for you. I always love visiting this space so much. Never forget how awesome you are.
sarah kieffer says
Oh, I can't wait to hear your good things! And I love your new header/logo. It's lovely. And I like everything about this drink. Cheers!
Ohh I'm excited to hear what's next...I really, really wish I could have a glass of that right about now. 3 more months until I can finally have another drink! xo
Also, I love the new logo!!
So excited to see some big things unfold for you, lady. Cheers to big, healthy, happy lives 🙂
PS- New logo is so choice. Love it!
Paula - bell'alimento says
That is a gorgeous drink!
Yay to exciting things! LOVE the new logo. I wish we could toast together with this drink -- looks awesome!
Raising mine (a mug of coffee, albeit) to your day, love! I want this drink ASAP.
heidi @foodiecrush says
Woo hoo on the site-lift and love the new logo too. Great work, as usual.
This cocktail recipe makes me wish I owned a juicer! I love the idea of fresh fall apple & pear with rosemary. 🙂
Cookie and Kate says
Cheers to you and your big life decisions! Can't wait to hear what you have in store.
I like this. I like this a lot, Ms. Erin. (Both the drink, and the sentiment.) Salut!