Summer Virtual Progressive Dinner: Drinks

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Welcome to the Summer Virtual Progressive Dinner blog tour hosted by Lilly’s Table!  I’m excited to be the first stop on the tour and share these summertime beverages with you!  Lilly selected my Peach Cucumber Basil Infused Water and Watermelon Rum Fizz for this starter course – they’re fantastic picks for leading us into the warm months when you need a refreshing cool down!

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Watermelon Rum Fizz (+ mocktail version)

Watermelon Rum Fizz

Watermelon in October?  Yep!  Watermelon are still popping up at my local farmers markets and last weekend at our CSA farm tour my son found a huge one that we got to take home!  We couldn’t eat all of it in time, so I ended up juicing it.  I got 3 quarts of delicious, sweet pleasingly-pink juice outta the sucker!

Grapefruit Tarragon Gin & Tonic

Grapefruit Tarragon Gin & Tonic
If I was to choose one boozy beverage to sip for the rest of my days it would be the classic “G & T”…gin & tonic, with a squeeze of lime.  It’s refreshing, lightly fizzy, lovingly sour, perfectly bitter, and just a smidge sweet.  Most people tend to sip it in the warm spring or summer months, but I indulge year ’round – although there is little else that’s better than an ice cold gin & tonic on a hot, sunny evening after a long day’s work.  And that’s about where we’re at right now – it’s officially G & T season!