Last week, Mark and I spent our Labor Day relaxing with family. We started out by celebrating our nephew’s 10th birthday with Mark’s side of the family and ended it at my parents’ house with a little hot tubbin, cocktailing, and rib-eating (with my dad’s own BBQ sauce recipe mmm-mmm!)
As for the cocktail, we wanted to make sure we had something that would help celebrate the end of the summer – something that would be nice and refreshing but not too sweet. Gin Swizzles were perfect for the occasion with their refreshing fizz and tart taste.
If you’d like to try a Gin Swizzle, here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 measures/3 tbsp gin
- 1/4 measure/1 tsp simple syrup
- Juice of a lime
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients into a shaker or tall tumbler. Mix vigorously with a swizzle-stick or spoon, as if you were beating an egg for an omelette. You could also probably get the same effect vigorously shaking a cocktail shaker for a minute or so. When the drink is good and foaming, strain it in to a tall glass. Since we were sipping on ours outside, we finished them off with a few ice cubes
How did you celebrate your Labor Day? Did you partake in a tasty cocktail?