Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Cottage Cocktails

I wasn't really sure how cocktails would factor into cottage living but I brought up my muddler and shaker *just* in case. It's not as easy as cracking open a beer, but who can resist a fresh cocktail on the dock? This one has blackberries, meyer lemon peels, whiskey and apple cider in it. YUM! 

We called it the Apple Andrews, because we were thinking about Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music when I made it.  

1 1/2 ounces of whiskey
3 or four blackberries
juice of half a lemon plus the peels
3 ounces of apple cider

Muddle the blackberries, lemon peels and lemon juice at the bottom of your shaker. A wooden spoon will also do if you don't have a muddler. Add the whiskey, cider and ice and shake. Strain into a glass full of ice and garnish with a blackberry.

How cute is this chipmunk? He's about to put a third peanut in his mouth. 

1 comment:

  1. good looking drink and nice looking cottage,
    and good to know a wood spoon can be used instead of a "muddler" (that was a new one for me),
    and that's a chipmunk stuffing his face.