Recording Squad

I enjoyed a fun variation on a gin and tonic (that I cribbed from my buddy Lange) for recording the other night. The Hendrick’s gin leans more toward the flowery end of the gin scale, with its rose and cucumber flavors. The Aperitivo Rosato boosts the flower content with hibiscus and orange blossom. You only want to use a splash of it, though. Any more than that and it will seem like you’re drinking a bouquet.

A strong tonic and healthy squeeze of lime balance the whole glass nicely. It’s a refreshing variation on a classic. I like it.

Sunday Daiquiri

This summer we started making fresh strawberry daiquiris on Sunday afternoons.

They’re surprisingly delicious and you can’t beat fresh strawberries. We tried recapture a little bit of summer yesterday, and it was close.

It’s a simple recipe: 2 parts rum, 1 part lime juice, 3/4 part simple syrup. I blend it together with a small handful of ice (we’re not making slushies), and pour it over a glass of ice.

It’s nice.

Weekend Getaway

Stole away to Nelson County, Va. with some of the tennis guys this weekend. We had one back over the summer, too, and it’s starting to feel like it could be a quarterly thing. That’s about as much of it as I can take.

We stayed up on the mountain at Wintergreen, but lucked into nice weather and played some tennis in the valley. Otherwise, it was eating and drinking. It’s a lovely place this time of year.