Thursday, July 21, 2011

Porch Swing - Caity

It's hot in Utah! Not as humid as New Jersey was last week, but still hot! There's nothing like an ice cold Porch Swing and a book on the patio to keep cool and relax.

I used to be very wary of gin based drinks (honestly who likes the taste of pine trees?) but in a Porch Swing you only get a hint of gin which is perfectly complimented by the lemonade, cucumber and Pimms No. 1. 

We got this recipe from the Smitten Kitchen website and decided to use San Pelligrino Limonata instead of 7 Up because we thought the flavors would blend better. Just kidding. It was all we had in the fridge. It tastes great with either one! She also uses homemade lemonade which you can do, but we conveniently had lemonade in a can already made in the fridge, so I took the easy route.

what you'll need:
Serves 1

1 1/2 oz (3 Tbsp.) gin
1 1/2 oz (3 Tbsp.) Pimm's No. 1liquer
4 oz (1/2 cup) lemonade
lemon-lime soda (or Limonata if you so choose)
10 slices of cucumber, sliced as thin as you can get them

Pour gin, Pimms No. 1, and lemonade in a tall glass. Add ice. Now top it off with a couple splashes of soda. Finish with the sliced cucumber. Now sit back and enjoy with a friend!

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