it’s five o’clock somewhere

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summer is slowly winding down and school is about to start. our weather has been gorgeous here lately. we have those perfect evenings to sit on the patio and enjoy.

in between having everett and eleanor, i tried to spice up our mid-week slump with a wednesday happy hour. basically, every wednesday i created a new cocktail for andrew and i to try after rett was down for the night. i kept it going after eleanor was born, although with the move i have been a total slacker lately.

so, in spirit of a new wednesday, i thought i’d share five of our favorites!

the classic margarita
one you canNOT go wrong with. a little sweet, a little sour, and oh so salty. we LOVE a good marg!

1.5 ounces of tequila (we like blue agave tequila)
1 ounce of orange liqueur (i may go a smidge more than that… you know how i feel about orange!)
3/4 ounce of lime juice (we sometimes just buy the juice, but freshly squeezed lime is always so good)
salt or sugar for glass rim

use a lime wedge to wet the rim of your glass, dip into salt or sugar, mix all of the ingredients together in a shaker, pour over ice, + ENJOY.

orange moscow mule
moscow mules come in soooo many variations. while i love to change it up here and there with seasonal recipes, the good ol’ classic still my all time favorite. this one, though, is right up there!

2 ounces of vodka
2 ounces of orange juice
4 ounces of ginger beer
1/2 lime (juice)
orange slices + fresh basil for garnish

mix all ingredients in a copper mug (my favorite part of moscow mules), add ice, add an orange slice and basil. yum.

grapefruit + gin
the perfect combination of tangy and spicy.

1 ounce of gin
4 ounces of grapefruit juice
grapefruit wedge
sprig of rosemary for garnish

mix ingredients in a shaker, pour over ice, garnish with rosemary. such a pretty drink!

 rosé  slush
rosé  all day, people. my summer motto!

raspberry sorbet, your favorite  rosé  wine

add one to two scoops of sorbet into your mason jar + fill with rosé. perfect for lounging by the pool.

blueberry basil smash
we grow our own basil…well, mostly me. 😉 but i LOVE the smell and i love to add it to so many things! i may have gotten a little carried away this summer, so i have a lot of extra. using it for happy hour seemed like the logical thing to do!

4 to 6 basil leaves
handful of blueberries
1/2 ounce of lemon juice
1/4 ounce of simple syrup
3 ounces of gin
crushed ice

muddle basil, blueberries, lemon juice, + simple syrup. add in about an inch of crushed ice + stir. add gin, then fill with more crushed ice. zest your lemon on top of the ice + garnish with blueberries and basil leaves. super unexpected combo, but delicious!

CHEERS! and happy wednesday friends!

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