Bon Weekend & Couture Cocktail

 The weekend is upon us one again… this week flew by too quickly!  It’s been quite a day and I’m ready for the weekend.  This morning, when the landscaper was cutting our grass, a rock flew through our second floor window, and shortly after, I got a nasty cut on my thumb.  I can barely look at it without feeling queasy.  Hopefully, the weekend will be quiet and no injuries will occur.
We’re planning a visit to Charleston, SC this summer.  I think it’s one of the most charming cities in the U.S… beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, and great shopping.  I love walking along The Battery and we always take a horse-drawn carriage ride.  I sometimes whisper to T that we should move there one day.  During our trip, we’re considering a day visit Savannah, Georgia.  If you have any dining or shopping recommendations, please do tell!  We’ve never been.

I chose a southern inspired cocktail for this week’s Couture Cocktail selection.
Couture Cocktails

The Charleston Cocktail
1-1/2 ounces premium vodka
1/2 ounce Madeira
2 ounces unsweetened brewed iced tea
2 ounces lemonade
Few splashes of mint infused Simple Syrup
Ice cubes
Crushed ice
Mint sprig
Seedless green grapes
In small saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add 1 tablespoon bruised mint leaves.
Cool to room temperature; strain. Makes 1-1/2 cups.

Recipe: Patrick Emerson, wine and drink director for Charleston Cooks!
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  • Reply Cool Life June 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

    So nice pic!!
    Wish I were there!!

    Kisses 😉

  • Reply Loree June 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Charleston sounds like an interesting city. I would love to visit the southern states as I have never been there.

  • Reply Elaine Biss Designs June 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This sounds simple and yummy! Perfect on a hot summer day.

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