Whenever I even see the word ‘cocktail’ I immediately want to go put on a flouncy outfit, swipe some bright red lipstick over my lips and slip my feet into stiletto heels.
There is just something about that word that makes you feel like you should be in an episode of ‘Mad Men’, don’t you think?
Or maybe flinging bottles behind the bar with Tom Cruise.
But, just because my feet are more likely to be in flip-flops than stilettos and being stuck behind a bar with Tom Cruise would probably mean I’d have to be up past 9 pm doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a little bit of fancy being added to my everyday!
One of my most favorite things to do in the summertime is to sit out on the deck with my husband after the kids are in bed. Those warm evenings when it seems to stay light forever are sacred moments. We get totally uninterrupted time to catch up on life, our plans for the future and the kids’ crazy antics. We laugh, we cry, (ok, it’s mostly me crying but sometimes a girl just has to get it out of her system right?) and we just get to reconnect.
I’ll take him over Tom Cruise any day!
And my husband makes us yummy cocktails to sip on while we watch the sun fade and the beautiful colors of sunset light the sky.
I thought it would be fun this year to try my hand at enhancing our cocktail experience.
How to Make Fruit Infused Liquor
Determine which fruit and liquor combination you would prefer.
I chose Pear & Gin, Watermelon & Vodka, Peach & Bourbon
Slice fruit and place in mason jars. Pour in liquor and give it a few shakes.
Store in a cool, dark room for 3-5 days.
Pour the liquid out over a strainer into a measuring cup with a spout.
Then pour into a bottle, attach a label and you’re ready to start enjoying those cocktails!
I’m so thrilled to be joining an incredible line-up of bloggers this week as we celebrate all of our favorite elements of Summer!
I hope you will pay them a visit for loads of ideas and inspiration!
Thanks so much for meeting us here at the Fence today!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, my favorite guy (no not Tom Cruise!) is waiting for me on the deck
with a cocktail that has my name on it.