Fall’s sudden and somewhat abrupt appearance has me craving all things warm and cozy. And while it’s the season of pumpkin and spices, I’m mixing things up with a lemon and ginger mezcal cocktail.
Lemons may not be the first ingredients to come to mind for a fall-inspired cocktail, but they offer a freshness that pairs perfectly with the heat of ginger and smokiness of Mezcal. Although both tequila and mezcal come from the agave plant, the flavor profile is distinctly different.
I have been meaning to make a Frosé all summer long, a delicious adult slushie made with Rosé, and while summer’s end is nearing (I’m sorry, but it is!), I figure it’s better late than never, right? Frosé isn’t your last minute, whip it together kind of cocktail, but it is delicious and worth the little bit of effort. And bonus: it can me made and left in the freezer for those hot summer nights or when friends pop by unexpectedly, the alcohol keeps it from freezing solid, so it’s ready when needed.
Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortness night of year is just around the corner. Considered somewhat of a tipping point, it comes with mixed emotion for me – joy for the arrival of Summer, with a hint of sadness (and let’s be real – shock) that the year is nearly half over and that days are going to start getting shorter. I’m an early riser, 5-6am is my favorite time of the day and I LOVE waking up to light. But in a few short days that will slowly and sadly start to diminish.