Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday on the Patio - Classic Gin Fizz







My view on most Friday afternoons during happy hour is just like these photos I took last Friday. It's very green and sun dappeled since we are surrounded by trees. The flowers in the pots are looking pretty and add a bright splash of color in the midst of all that foliage. This time of summer is the payoff for all that work, spreading wood chips and planting, that I did a few weeks ago. Now is the time to sit and enjoy that peace and quiet with a cocktail and my iPad.

Sometimes I like my cocktail to be simple and classic and I am a big fan of a tall, cool gin and tonic in the summer. I recently finished reading a book set in the roaring twenties and there were a lot of references to drinks made with bathtub gin. After a little research, I found a mention of a classic Gin Fizz and it sounded light, refreshing and perfect for patio sipping.

To make: Add 2 ounces gin, 1/2,ounce lemon juice, 1 tsp powdered sugar and 4 ounces club soda to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake (it will fizz) and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon slice.

Note: The book I got my gin inspiration from is The Other Typist and if you loved Gone Girl you will love this book too. However, the ending is crazy and there are many sites with opinions about what actually might have happened. If you read this book, can we please discuss :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


{Linking with these friends}

French Country Cottage

A Stroll Thru Life

Savvy Southern Style

The Charm of Home

Art and Sand

Between Naps on the Porch

Cozy Little House

Eclectic Red Barn

Skip To My Lou

Rooted in Thyme

Craftberry Bush

21 Rosemary Lane


Rattlebridge Farm



  1. Things look so cool and green there! It's hot and dry here in MO. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I always love Gin & Tonics in the summer, but these sound great.

  3. Sounds wonderful in every way! I haven't had a gin & tonic but I had something similar at a restaurant the other day and it was light and refreshing. The book is very intriguing. So glad you shared this with the garden party....I'd sit there with you if I could. :)

  4. I love your backyard retreat, everything is so light and refreshing!
    I live in Texas and we no longer have refreshing here!
    Thank you so much for joining in on the garden party,

  5. Sounds like the perfect summer drink!

  6. A perfect way to spend the day! Your post was truly like a lovely rose.Thank you for linking up to the garden party.


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