A few weeks ago I loaded Everett into my new mom car (not a minivan) and headed to Atlanta, to see my two best friends from college. Kellie (of being a successful artist fame) lives in Atlanta, and Brit (of also being a successful artist fame) was coming into town to help her work on her studio space as Kellie preps for a big exciting art show that she got a big high profile grant for (seriously, fame). It was my first long trip with Ev and I was equal parts excited for Everett to see his aunties as I was nervous about driving 7 hours each way with an 11 week old baby.
Thankfully, we survived the car trips (with only a small percentage of inconsolable screaming and a fair amount of nursing in gas station parking lots), and had an incredible time visiting. I don’t understand why we haven’t all moved onto a commune yet, so that’s phase 2. While we were there we decided to make a fancy cocktail and since Kellie’s house is full of succulents and also the amazing ceramics that she makes, it made sense to photograph the cocktail and share it with you. After a while of browsing through lots of different cocktail ideas we settled on something like a boathouse punch, but small batch. We combined gin, elderflower liquor, grapefruit juice, aperol, and sparkling rose and the results were lovely. It was very pink, and very tasty, and very photogenic. Everything you’re looking for in a girl’s weekend (plus baby) cocktail.
4oz elderflower liquor
8oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
6-8oz sparkling rose
Sliced grapefruit to garnish
In a cocktail shaker combine gin, elderflower liquor, and aperol over ice. Mix well and divide evenly between four glasses. Mix in grapefruit juice, also dividing evenly between servings. Top each glass with sparkling rose and a slice (or two!) of grapefruit. Serve and enjoy.