July 22, 2010

A Summer Sip

A few friends came over for a late afternoon visit and toddy a couple of nights ago, this is what I served.



I served mine in
stemless glasses (from Ikea, at $2.99 a pop, you don't cry when one breaks and the whole neighborhood can have a real glass) garnished with pineapple and mint. Now, although Elderflower French Liqueur might sound fancy and special, the real kicker was the ice. Ice can make or break a drink. Over our second or third one of these puppies we had a hilarious, long discussion about how ice is so very important to us southerners. We melt away most of the year, we rely heavily on the ice that cools down our drinks.



I picked up my ice at Sonic. You can get it through the drive through. It's like $2.52 for a 10lb bag. Yea yea, it's kind of embarrassing to serve such a beautiful drink on Sonic ice. I have no shame in spilling my little secret. This ice is THE BEST. It's small, crushed, it melts slower and it crunches so nicely.



PS. The bottle and packaging of St. Germain is a design junkie's dream. Navy blue is the classiest color. After obsessing over this box, I want to my house to be ecru, seafoam green, gold and navy blue.

What's your go-to summer sip?

15 comments:

arre said...

oh meg, i have been tearing UP some st. germain this summer. seriously, i cannot get enough. and i am loving your sonic ice confession - my mom has being doing that for years but i've never thought to. i can't believe i've been missing out on enhancing my summer sippers with it. luckily, it will be hot here for abooooouuuutttt 2.5 more months, so i'll have plenty of time to try it. and i'm so jealous of your guests. aaaand this is the longest comment ever.

Courtney said...

I sure wish I had one of those puppies right this very minute. In your house. Sitting in the right ikat chair. Eating those cherry thingies. Summertime perfection!!!! Love you guys!

Meg said...

Arre! We wished you were here! St. Germain is sooooo good...and that sonic ice is the best, you'll become addicted!

Court! We miss yall so much already, come home! I'll feed you cherry brushetta and st germain all day everyday to have you here!

Lauren said...

Those look yummy! I have been bouncing between two cocktails lately, a B@stardized Pimm's Cup (would love to get Anvil's recipe) and a Dark and Stormy (love the zing of the ginger beer).

Have a great weekend!

arre said...

Ahhh! Me toooo. I'm headed to the liquor store now to replenish! Now I just need to know about this cherry delight. And plan a trip to Houston :)

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izziedarling said...

Meg - this is too weird - everywhere I went on my last trip, people had bought Sonic ice. Small world, sister. Only problem is - they were only charged $2. Think it's more here because it's hotter than hell? Whatev. Drink of choice: Pimm's Cup or Gin Gimlet or real Mojito or Mexican beer or ... better book a room at rehab. Cheers!

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Ms. Pink said...

I am loving anything with lemon :)

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