Wednesday, May 13, 2015

HUMP DAY HAPPY HOUR


A few weeks ago, I brought home a bag full of kiwis that I'd picked up at the store. Later that night I decided to dig into one for an evening snack. Flyboy chuckled at the sight of me eating it and said "I remember you eating those in high school. You were the first person I ever met who ate a kiwi." I smirked and replied, "You'd never seen someone eat a kiwi until high school? How is that even possible?" I found it oddly funny that he remembered this, and while I have no recollection of this moment, I vaguely recall the interest people at our table had in the plastic spoon/knife utensil my mom bought me to cut and scoop my kiwi at lunch. So, in honor of Flyboy and this pointless anecdote from our past, I whipped up a cocktail that contains one of my favorite fruits.

KIWI ENVY
(Serves 1)

INGREDIENTS:
2 OZ GIN
3/4 OZ ST. GERMAIN ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR
4 KIWI SLICES
1/2 OZ FRESHLY PRESSED LIME JUICE
1 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP (RECIPE HERE)
SODA WATER
ICE

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Muddle kiwi in pint glass.
  2. Add spirits and mixers (ingredients through simple syrup) to cocktail shaker.
  3. Fill with ice and shake what your mama gave you.
  4. Strain mixture into an ice-filled collins glass.
  5. Top with soda water.
  6. Garnish with a kiwi slice.

Happy Wednesday! Drink up, buttercup.

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