Make: Joshes, end of summer Mocktail/Cocktail

A refreshing cucumber & lemon Mocktail or Cocktail when you add Gin!

So did you know that Josh is the main Chef in our house? You might be surprised by this but Josh is one of the best cooks I know and I am blessed weekly by all his lovely food! In fact terribly you can witness how often I cook by how often I post an Instagram of food, if its Instagrammed I’ve made it. Mad proud of my limited skillz ok?

We had this little dream of a mocktail a few weeks ago and although I had photographed it and talked everyone I knows ear off about it it just never made it to the blog. So although this is a little out of season it is just as good to have now! (we also have this as a mocktail but you can do this same drink with Gin and it will be just as good!)

Ingredients 

  • Tonic Water
  • Mint
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon (you could also use limes – we had run out!)

(Glasses (are from IKEA!!), chopping board (from Joseph & Joseph and knife!)

So these are the Josh instructions!

Firstly cut your ingredients (cucumber and Lemon) into pieces and pop them in the bottom of your glasses. Next thing is ice cubes! Crushed ice would be amazing but we have these strange reusable ice cube things which you can see above instead. The next of course is, mint. Crushing this is best so tear it into your glass as you go! Now once the three are together a good idea is to crush the ingredients down a little bit as this will give you more flavour! From then it really is as simple as adding tonic water. A great idea is to let this settle somewhat as it gives you more flavour but I can understand that if your in a rush you might not wait all that long!

Another tip is if your adding gin put that in first before the tonic water and crush your lemon or lime into this mixture!

To finalise it we also put a few pieces of fruit in there as well just for a more summer vibe!

p.s we may have also eaten a nice big bowl of strawberries and raspberries! Sooooo good!

Living on the Weekend

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This weekend was a chill weekend. It was a if I don’t have to leave the house weekend then I won’t. Saturday was mainly a sleeping and DVD day which was a great, a very much needed day off. Working in the city from our town means early morning wake up calls and getting home late so a day sleeping past six in the morning is a luxury. 

Its funny how since leaving university and my parents home how much more time is spent doing things. Whether thats cleaning the house, getting the weeks food, getting the cars serviced, making sure you’ve paid the bills, organising our insurance etc seems to take up a lot of down time. That and working full time means that the moments I spend sitting down doing nothing is minuscule at best.  

So this weekend we relaxed, drank Pimm’s full of enough fruit to sink a battle ship, we had barbecue for dinner and mussels tonight and I cleaned our dressing room man cave. To be honest I almost didn’t make it out alive but you’ll see and hear more about that later in the week!

How was your weekend? Did you get a good lie in?