in the kitchen // summer beers.

I’m a beer drinker. but not exclusively. I don’t discriminate against alcoholic beverages. unless it’s a dirty martini. that’s [J]’s cocktail of choice. and I tried a sip on our very first date, 6 years ago, and have refused it since. I’d say it’s taste resembles being swept under a wave in the pacific ocean with your mouth wide open. picture that.

when the temperatures increase, so do my fruity beer cravings.

[*editor’s note: I say fruity, because they are all brewed with fruit. but they are not “sweet fruity”. they’re delicious fruity. in my language,  not “too sweet” that you can’t drink more than one. they’re a ‘lounge poolside & drink three’ kind of beers].

summer beer staples.

in the kitchen // summer beers c/o LLinaBC.com

in the kitchen // summer beers c/o LLinaBC.com

in the kitchen // summer beers c/o LLinaBC.com

in the kitchen // summer beers c/o LLinaBC.com

o’fallon wheach peach wheat beer. // brewed in missouri.

abita strawberry harvest lager. // brewed in louisiana.

wasatch apricot hefeweizen. // brewed in utah.

enjoy the warmer weather & enjoy a fruity beer.

happy tuesday.

peach + apple cosmotini.

ladies & gentlemen – I have a mixologist on my hands. and I couldn’t be happier.

I asked kindly for a cocktail. and [J] delivered his amazing rendition of a cosmopolitan martini. [when I say amazing – I mean I had four. sue me ..it was the night of the presidential election. and I needed a dang cocktail to watch the coverage]. thanks to my asking for ‘said’ cocktail something good has now come out of the election. hahaha. JOKE .too soon? ok.

well, I felt compelled to share.

I present to you the ..

peach + apple cosmotini.

[I wanted to call it the josmo, but [J] vetoed it ..after laughing].

the ingredients:

  • absolut orient apple
  • absolut apeach
  • [your favorite] cranberry juice
  • limes and/or rose’s lime juice

the steps:

[I recommend you SHARE or have TWO ‘tinis for yourself. otherwise cut the recipe in half!]

  • 2oz absolut orient apple
  • 2oz absolut apeach
  • 2oz [your favorite] cranberry juice
  • 2oz rose’s lime juice [or the squeeze of 1 lime]

shake, shake, shake.

add a lime wheel, for garnish. pour.

& enjoy!

happpppy THIRSTY thursday.

have a josmo [aka: a peach + apple cosmotini].