Today is day two of my Birthday celebration! my real Birthday was Tuesday, but Tuesday is a lame day for a Birthday, so I am celebrating again tonight.
Since it’s Friday, and since I’ll be getting my drink on tonight, I think you should too!
I am a big wino and normally I choose to drink wine in most circumstances, in fact I pretty much polished off a half litre to myself on Tuesday…
HEY, it was my Birthday.
Although I likey me wine, gin is usually my spirit of choice if I am to have a mixed drink. People already think I was born 85 years old so why fight it.
Plus gin and tonic is fairly low cal in the realm of mixed drinks so it all works for me. I think a single gin and tonic usually comes in at around 100 calories, so that’s a big plus!
The other night I was making myself a G&T when I noticed I had a bowl of strawberries in the fridge and that’s how this baby was born.
You can feel all fancy when you’re muddling your strawberries and lime. And you can feel all tipsy when you realize you ran out of strawberries….and tonic…2 drinks ago…
What an imagination I have, making up such bizarre stories like that…
Makes one 5 ounce drink
1 tsp sugar
2 wedges of lime
1 ounce gin (I always buy Bombay Sapphire but use whatever brand you like)
4 ounces tonic water
Cut up the strawberries into quarters, place into a bowl with the sugar and stir. Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes until the sugar granules are dissolved.
In a serving glass, add the strawberries and squeeze in one of the lime wedges, and drop the juiced lime wedge into the glass as well. With a wooden spoon (or you might have one of those fancy muddler things) squash the strawberries and the lime together for a few minutes, until the strawberry is in small pieces. Add the ice, gin and then tonic water and give the whole thing a good stir.
Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.