Flowers from the farmers market today....with...
A Mint Gin FizzAaah, yes, the mint gin fizz. I seem to be going through a phase, ladies, where I want to try out different cocktails and see where I stand with them. Or where they stand with me. Or if they leave me standing. Well, the last one's not so true. I only have one. But this one was pretty good. I have the recipe below for my readers. & by the way. You will hardly ever find a recipe on this blog. In fact, this is my first. I am not a cook or a chef, though I can make some interesting dishes from time to time. I seem to have been a mixologist in a previous life, though. I can make some great little 'tinis.
MINT GIN FIZZ
2 oz Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Fresh Mint Leaves (un-muddled)
Sugar, to taste
3 ice cubes
Combine sugar and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker
and muddle a bit, just to bruise the mint leaves a little. Add Gin, Lime Juice,
Club Soda and Ice Cubes. Shake it like a polaroid picture.
Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a small sprig of mint.
We took a scooter and skateboard tour around our neighborhood this afternoon. Hubs on the longboard skateboard, Little Guy and I on scooters. We checked out the beaches around us as we made our way down to the port and took a few photos along the way.
Shells and Coral on the beach. In the bottom left-hand corner, there is a pottery shard.
We tend to get these. Instead of sea glass, we have sea pottery.
Little Guy trying to hustle towards us.
It is cherry blossom season here. Okinawa is filled with Taiwan Cherry Trees and we are fortunate to get to see their gorgeous bright pink blossoms in late January/early February. Interestingly, even though we are "in" Japan, we're only a 40 minute trip from Taiwan, China.
The blooms on a tree down the next street over. The blooms on this tree were amazing.
Finally made it to the Wharf, where Little Guy spent the time looking for fishes along the pier. What a wonderful day! Hope your Sunday is easy and breezy.