Every once in a while I’ve ordered a drink having a good idea of what it will be like, only to be totally shocked when it arrives at my table. I had this happen to me last month while on my husband and I were on vacation. We had taken a catamaran to St. Barth’s for the day and stopped in the first bar we found at the Gustavia Marina.
Having been on a steady diet of rum-based cocktails for three days prior, I decided to branch out and order a gin fizz.
This is what was set in front of me:
Gin Fizz in St. Barth’s — note the empty space between the lime slice and the gin
The top part was almost like a lime sorbet, as opposed to the more traditional frothed egg white. But what really caught my eye was the placement of the lime slice. It was perfectly positioned in the center of the glass, keeping the contents of the cocktail separate.
Simply for the possibility that the kitchen window will be open.
Longing for the squirrels that they cannot chase.
The gruesome twosome: always optimistic that one day the screen will not be there.
My friend DB recently gave me some of his amazing strawberry plants since the starters I bought three years ago never produced a single berry. I was hopeful that his would be more successful and they are definitely off to a great start!
One strawberry is already starting to ripen!
I’m so excited!
It’s pretty fun being able to pick flowers right from my garden…
It’s also very convenient that my mom loves irises!
And as a side note: I have finally recovered from my vacation withdrawal and will be back to posting regularly starting tomorrow.