I had a birthday - yay!
DP's sister and brother-in-law know me too well, and got me the gift of Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist.
Super fun, and perfect for those of us who are having a bit of a struggle pushing through the next few drinks in the Guide
Despite the outrageous price of citrus in these parts (one lemon, one dollar?) we shook up The Sound And The Slurry, the book's tribute to The Sound And The Fury. Because a little bit of Southern inspiration is welcome when the Autumn nights start to get cool.
Tim Federle's Sound and Slurry
4 parts Gin
1 part Crème de Cassis
1 part Lemon Juice
Shake and strain into your chilled cocktail glass, or serve on the rocks
Do you like Gin? Good! Then this is totally the drink for you... a blast of juniper and floral notes from the Gin, sharpened by the citrus twist and sweetened just a bit by that hit of blackcurrant from the Crème de Cassis. You won't be chilly anymore!
Other things that will keep you from being chilly... Creating a built-in desk from scratch; yanking an ancient air-conditioner out of a wall and replacing it with a new window; stacking a few cords of wood; weeding, weeding, and always weeding. The good news is that our electricity has been upgraded, our wood stove is working, and a new driveway is in the works!