Weekend Cocktails

The more I read the Mr. Boston: Official Bartender’s Guide the less that I feel that I know anything about liquor drinks. I have been to the bars and I have been to the ABC store my fair share (maybe more than my fair share!) but some of the ingredients in this book, I have never heard of! I guess it's time for me to get past the thought that all cocktails are just varieties of fruit juice and vodka! Considering I tried a martini and old-fashioned at our last cocktail night attempt and couldn't finish either, I had a bottle of wine waiting just in case. Don't get me wrong,  I desperately wanted to like both of those drinks because I feel they would elevate me to a whole new level of coolness BUT that is not going to happen any time soon... Elizabeth agreed. Will and Christian promised to find a cocktail that Elizabeth and I would love to drink and searched through the book, finding like 40 that they said we couldn't hate even if we tried. Challenge accepted! :)

Well Will did it! The first thing that he passed over to us was probably the best cocktail that I had ever had!! No lie. Elizabeth and I did not mind kicking back while the guys squeezed lemons and cut strawberries and passed over drinks every now and again. We could get used to that!!

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The best cocktail that has ever existed...

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These two are total dog lovers!! Like could not get enough of our pups...

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Christian and Elizabeth brought AMAZING desserts over from Our Daily Bread...

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Did I mention how photographers are super cooperative when getting their pictures taken...

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Feel free to check out our home bar here.

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The Bella Fragolia (created by Erick Castro):

1 chopped strawberry

4 fresh basil leaves

2 oz. vodka

1 oz. lemon juice

1 oz. simple syrup

Soda water

Directions: Muddle the strawberry and 4 basil leaves. Then add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice and shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and top with soda water. Garnish with strawberry and basil.

-Mr. Boston: Official Bartender’s Guide