Bon Weekend, Plus Couture Cocktails

As we enter August, I’m enjoying the last days of summer break with my children before their school year begins in a couple of weeks.  It seems it begins earlier and earlier each year… not sure why that is.  Every year at this time, we go through their list of activities they would like to do during the summer to be sure each has been crossed off.  This year, it appears everything has been successfully accomplished.
The above photo makes me dream of lounging on a Mediterranean patio overlooking the sea.  The daybed, always chic and classic Vernon Patton S Chairs, ottoman, and hammock offer plenty of seating and the lanterns create the perfect ambience on a summer evening.
Couture Cocktails
Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
12 blackberries
20 fresh mint leaves
2 Meyer lemons (can substitute regular lemons)
1/4 cup simple syrup
12 ounces quality gin
tonic water
 Set out four high ball glasses.
 Place 3 blackberries, 5 mint leaves, juice of ½ lemon, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in each glass and muddle together.
 Fill each glass with ice, followed by 3 ounces of gin. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve.  Enjoy!
Serves 4
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
xoxo, B
photo via Pinterest and here

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  • Reply Violetta Cordes-Medvedeva August 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This cocktail looks so invited….

    And sure this image above with a hammock let me dream about beautiful relax time by the sea:)))*

    Wish you wonderful Sunday,my dear B.,


  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life August 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Oh mon ami … I'm daydreaming of swaying in that hammock enjoying this scrumptious cocktail you have shared – reading a book and enjoying the comforting Mediterranean breeze. Happy week-end. hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  • Reply miss b August 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    The first image is gorgeous and I could just imagine lazing in that hammock. Gin and tonic is a favourite of mine and this variation sounds delicious.

  • Reply sonia August 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    That picture is swoon-worthy…

  • Reply YONKS August 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Before you know it they will be back at school. I always breathed a sigh of relief when Meg went back and I no longer bore the responsibly of being fun central 24/7.

    Blackberry and lemon G&Ts, now your talking girl! Yum yum

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