Bourbon, lemonade, ginger, and mint – a perfect drink to sip on a lazy summer evening.
By Bowen Close
My husband and I are in the midst of moving. Sort of. More like selling our stuff, storing the rest, and packing up to travel for a while (which is fantastic but requires an entirely new level of logistical planning in packing). Whew. So as I sit in my kitchen amongst boxes and packing tape and bubble wrap, I keep thinking about how last summer we had all the time in the world to sit on the front porch and drink summery cocktails.
I made this one a lot, since it’s full of so many of my favorite flavors – fresh lemonade, spicy ginger, mint from the backyard. And bourbon, of course. I named it “front porch lemonade.”
Sadly, sitting on the front porch drinking front porch lemonade can’t be really high on our list of priorities right now. We also don’t really have any chairs to sit on or glasses to drink it out of at the moment, which is probably a bigger issue than time.Print
Bowen Close believes that food should make people happy and healthy, and loves bringing together people with creative, delicious food made from the heart. She loves making farm-inspired, flavorful dishes with sustainable ingredients - whether that's a big plate of roasted veggies, a towering chocolate layer cake, or a cocktail utilizing backyard ingredients - and collects recipes and other food-related stories on her website, Bowen Appétit. She is a chef, cooking instructor, and food writer living in Southern California with her husband and fully stocked pantry.