Last night we went to our first game at Dodger stadium, since moving to LA. They played the SF Giants and we rooted for the home team... does that mean we're officially Angelenos? We ate Dodger dogs, garlic fries, and soft-serve topped with loads of blue (Dodger colored) sprinkles. It was great. Glorious even--and our team (weird) won. And then I bought a baseball cap to celebrate because I'm a little basic like that. I also felt 100 percent left out, as I was the only person in all black with zero blue or white. All in all, the whole thing felt like a very summer night in Los Angeles kind of thing to do. I mean, the temperature was perfect, warm but not hot, and everyone was reaching for the coldest thing they could find, be it a beer, a soda, or some soft-serve.
Speaking of summer things, Sherrie aka the goddess behind With Food + Love has gone ahead and pulled together some of the raddest bloggers around to #drinkthesummer! Last year I whipped up some berry peachy (get it, berry, like very) kentucky mules and this year, Moses has hopped back on the drink wagon to share a seasonal libation. He proclaimed it to be a "drink for the girls." Not too sure if I should be offended by that or not, but I have to admit that it was mighty tasty and went down a little too easy?! When I asked him if he had anything else he wanted to share about this drink, he told me that it's kind of like a margarita, but not really at all. So, basically, I'll just tell you that I enjoyed it, thought it was nicely balanced, and loved the spicy kick the fresh ginger gave it. Also, I'm a sucker for pretty much anything with St. Germain, so there's that. If this drink sounds like your jam, awesome. But if it doesn't, no worries. I'm pretty sure the fifty other bloggers participating have got you covered with something to tickle your summer fancy. Head over to Sherrie's for a full list of libations! I've got my eye on Lindsey's Cold-Brewed Shiso & Hibiscus Tea Iced Latte, Steph's Cherry Vanilla Sodas, and is anyone else thinking, hurry up Sunday brunch after seeing Molly's Choose Your Own Adventure Bloody Marys?!
Ps - All photography by Moses!! Leave a comment and ask him to come back more if you'd like to see more Moses Libations here!
GINGER-BERRY SPLASH COCKTAIL
- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4-inch thick slice fresh ginger
- 1 fresh strawberry, plus a slice for garnishing
- 2 oz. tequila blanco
- 3/4 oz. St. Germain
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- Handful of ice
- Cocktail shaker
- Coupe glas
- Fine mesh sieve
- Place lemon juice, ginger, and strawberry in a shaker and muddle to combine.
- Add remaining ingredients and a handful of ice and shake for 20 seconds.
- Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pouring into coupe glass.
- Garnish with a slice of fresh strawberry, serve and enjoy.