No you're not lost. You're still visiting Venus Trapped in Mars, and thank the good lord it is indeed still Friday. The sporting world will have to wait for today because I'm currently working on rebranding Fan Friday. This previous sentence could also be translated as: IT IS LATE JUNE... AIN'T NOTHIN GOIN ON.
BUT you should support AMERICA and watch the US Women's Soccer Team take on China tonight at 6:30pm CST on FOX. Here are some reasons that I've decided I like Soccer and you should too. Ok there we go, Fan Friday fulfilled! Yay sports. With that said, thank you to Erin who so kindly pointed out to me that we have 48 days until Football.
Ok next topic, let's talk about cocktails. I don't know about you, but I love drinking cocktails, making cocktails, ordering cocktails, watching people make cocktails, Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee, 5 o'clock, gin.... etc and so on. Luckily, I have a boyfriend who likes all those things too -- well, I'mnot sure he knows what Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee is, but yes to all the other things.
CB and I decided to start a new tradition where we try our hand at making a cocktail each week. I thought I would share the recipes on the blog, in a new series called "Drink on Fleek." CB did indeed asked what fleek meant, so I told him it was a word that you're only allowed to use if your picture is posted on the internet.
I picked the drink for the first round, a Strawberry Basil Gimlet.
Traditionally, a gimlet is one part lime to four parts gin, and generally served straight up in a martini glass. Mine has the gin and the lime... but then a bunch of other stuff too. I also didn't use a martini glass because I'm not that fancy on weekdays --- translation: I hate cleaning them.
I had a bottle of St. Germain on the shelf with a little over 2oz left in it, so I threw that in there too. A good rule of thumb when mixing a cocktail, throw some St. Germain in it.
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. St. Germain
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
A few basil leaves
Club Soda (optional)
Muddle your basil and strawberry.
That black tool pictured above, that's a cheap muddler I got from Kroger. Every self-respecting cocktail chef should have a muddler. Note- I bought mine about 4 days ago because I had never had the need for a muddler, ever, in my life.
In a cocktail shaker, combine muddled basil and strawberries, Gin, St. Germain and Lime Juice
Shake, serve over ice.
I personally topped mine with bit of club soda for a little extra fizz.
Beware, it's delicious but verypotent. This is coming from the girl whose drink of choice is a strong dirty gin martini or old fashioned. This drink will have you feeling reeeeeaaaal gooooood about life. A second serving will have you feeling reeeeeaaaal baaaaaad about life. Don't say I didn't warn you!
So that is my very first Drink On Fleek! Or, if you read yesterday's post and want to join in the fun on Instagram, use #drinkonfleek if you end up recreating this! Or just use it for any cocktail pictures, I'm flexible.