I concocted this strawberry cocktail way back in 2012. Oh, how I wish I were sitting on the shores of the lake and enjoying one today! But we can enjoy the beginning of the last weekend in June, aptly dubbed Strawberry Month over here, with this Strawberry, Mint & Lime Gin Cocktail: the Lake Huron Breeze. Let’s raise a glass!
Celebrating Our Readers
As if being on vacation weren’t reason enough to celebrate, this week [in 2012] my blog surpassed the one hundred followers milestone.* I’m so pleased and humbled that all of you are interested in what I have to say about food, cooking and bits of life. It’s been eight months since I took the big step of making the blog publicly available, and I’ve been surprised and touched by the sense of community I’ve found out here in the blogosphere. Thank you to all of you.
*An update from the future: in 2020 I’m pleased to say there are close to 2,000 of you who follow along, plus many more who drop in from all over the world.
Inspiration for a Strawberry, Mint & Lime Gin Cocktail
I was inspired to create a cocktail today to celebrate. A friend brought us some strawberries on Wednesday, and I was determined to use a few in a drink. I happen to quite enjoy gin (well, not enough to raise any concerns) but my favourite drink is the mojito. I put all those ideas together to come up with this strawberry cocktail.
What can I say, the Culinary Enthusiast and I were pretty enthused by this pretty — and pretty tasty — libation. As we sipped and looked at the lake from under the shade of our umbrellas, we decided to christen it the Lake Huron Breeze. We usually have less alcohol in our drinks, but hey, we’re on vacation and we weren’t going anywhere. And there’s also the matter of one hundred-plus blog followers to celebrate.
A toast to you all!
This Strawberry, Mint & Lime Gin Cocktail that I call the Lake Huron Breeze is a nod to the mojito but with strawberries, gin and tonic. Inspired by lounge chair living on the beach.
To make two cocktails, mash three luscious strawberries with a fork, then muddle together with several leaves of mint, the juice of half a lime and one tablespoon of sugar. Put several ice cubes in two highball glasses and pour two ounces of gin over each. Divide the strawberry mint mixture between the two glasses and top up with tonic water. Stir. Add a mint flourish and enjoy. Responsibly of course, such as in a non-motorized lounge chair at the shore.
First Published 2012 06 29
Republished 2020 06 26