Lest you think I limit my alcohol consumption to wine, I’m hear to talk about two of my most favourite simple cocktails. And by simple I mean a shot of booze and a splash of mixer. No garnish, no ice. That’s how I roll.
My summer cocktail of choice is good old gin & tonic. If I happen to have a lime in the fridge, one that hasn’t withered and died, I’ll pop a wedge in my glass. But I don’t consider it necessary. A good quality tonic water (I use Schweppes) has just enough flavour to complement the gin. My gin of choice these days is made by a local distillery (no, not the one behind the wood shed!).
Can you see how much I’ve been enjoying it?
When the days get colder I switch to rye & ginger. My preferred ginger ale is Canada Dry, of course. I don’t have a preferred rye whisky – yet. I’ll be doing extensive research in the coming months.
Oh, and I’ll be giving this cocktail a try – Apple Butter Old Fashioned. It screams autumn! I can picture me sitting next to a campfire, bundled in a wooly sweater, sipping on this warming cocktail.
Do you have a favourite drink, alcoholic or non-, of the season?