Now that I’m sure y’all are gung-ho to have your very own date nights at home, I thought I’d post some recipes and/or links to a few ideas for the various parts of the evening.
Part 1: Cocktails
Let’s get liquored up.
- Mixed Citrus Margaritas
- Skinny Mojitos: in a highball glass, muddle together the juice of 1/2 a lime + 1 tsp sugar + a few mint leaves. Add 1 shot vodka (or gin, or rum) and ice. Top with sparkling water.
- The Cuke: in a pitcher, combine and muddle 1 English cucumber, sliced + 3 limes, sliced + juice of 2 limes + 1/2 cup sugar + big bunch of mint. Add 2 cups gin, then let sit for at least 30 minutes. When ready to serve, pour over ice and top with sparkling water.
- Blended Strawberry Lemonade Margaritas: in a blender, combine 1 3/4 cups lemonade + 1/2 bag frozen strawberries + 1 cup tequila (silver recommended) + juice of 1 lime + small bunch of mint + squeeze of agave (optional). Blend and serve.
- Vodka Lemon Sparkler: to make sparkling lemonade, combine 1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice + 1/4 cup sugar + 5 cups sparkling water. Add 1 shot vodka to a glass with ice, top with lemonade and serve.