Blood Orange Winter Spritz
I'm here to get you off your January booze cleanse (You're welcome!)
Happy Sunday, everyone! I have had the best weekend! Yesterday, Dave and I and our friends Kevin + Bee went out and hiked Dog Mountain, then we had pizza for lunch and then we went and SWAM BENEATH A WATERFALL. It was fine I guess.
Just kidding, it was amazing, and yes the water was cold but I didn’t walk that far to stand in the ankle deep part and then turn around! I can’t wait to go back. Such epicness. We then got home around 5 p.m., where I immediately “crashed,” which is what my mom has always called it when people can’t function until they fall asleep face first in the bed and nap for a bit. That’s pretty much what happened. I did manage to get on some different clothes first, but I think that was all. Dave and I very much enjoyed relaxing for the rest of the evening and most of the day on Sunday.
Today there was only a little bit of gardening work to be done. When there’s not much I can do I tend to go outside to pace/check on the plants 3 or 4 times a day. I can’t help it! I’m just so excited to see them grow. And this time of year, you can see how much they change every single day. I love it. My peas, cauliflower and edamame are in the ground. I have tomatoes, eggplants and peppers waiting to go in. I have more tomato starts growing and waiting in the wings. But those can’t go in until it’s a little bit warmer out, so I wait. And pace.
So when all the work is done, what’s left – have a cocktail, right? I’m super excited to have gotten to try out The Bitter Housewife’s lineup of delicious bitters and Raft syrups!
I think the hibiscus syrup is my favorite; it’s one of the flavors I love the most to use in cocktails in general. I couldn’t resist pairing it with some Prosecco and their grapefruit bitters. Keep it in mind while you are planning your alfresco brunches and dinners!