Let’s kick off this warm summer weekend with my new favorite patio pounder, the Red Pepper Tequila Spritz. I am obsessed with the subtle red color of this cocktail due to the homemade red bell pepper simple syrup. This recipe is bubbling with garden freshness and a subtle hint of tequila.
Summer time and the grilling is easy. And this summer appetizer is our new favorite grilling staple. These snap peas are made in 5 minutes and make and are perfect to enjoy on your patio with a glass of rose while you wait for your grilled chicken to cook.
It’s actually kind of hard to believe that I have had the blog for four years and haven’t written a post about watermelon salad before. I once grew a 25 pound watermelon in my garden and threw it a party… True story. Apparently you can make watermelon margaritas and watermelon salad for 10 girlfriends and still have leftover watermelon with one 25-pound watermelon.
I’ve been really enjoying simple summer weeknight meals. Recipes that take little effort and are healthy and light. These chicken lettuce wraps do just the trick while also offering bonus points for no carbs at dinner.
Spring is here and the farmer’s markets are opening which is such an exciting sign that summer is just around the corner. I love asparagus and after 4 years of attempting to grow it with no success, I appreciate the uniqueness of this green vegetable even more.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I am excited to share my newest favorite tequila-based cocktail, the Mezcal Negroni. Negronis are a classic Italian cocktail that usually consist of gin, Campari and vermouth. I am all for a strong cocktail so I love this story. And I love this take on the classic Negroni. Mezcal offers a smoky note to the bitterness of the Campari. It is truly one of my favorite patio sippers.