Back-to-back bevvies!? I know. But I can explain. Onesies: I’m just not ready to give up on summer, ya ol’ gal. And twosies: it’s mah berfday! Ok ok, it’s not my birthday, but it’s this ‘ere blog’s birthday, and that calls for something you can clink in a glass.
Are we still kinda stuck on ya ol’ gal? I know. It was a weird thing to say. Like, something that only a Kristen Wiig character could pull off speaking out loud, but what’s done is done. YA OL’ GAL.
You think I’m going to work that in a bunch more times before this post is over, don’t you? You guys. You don’t know me at all. Oh, wait, hang on a minute.
YAH OLL’ GALLLLLZZZ.
Ok but really, this dranksiedrank.
As sexy as it is, this super simple little bev came about as the result of a doozie stomach flu that had me living on little more than flat ginger ale and mint tea for eight days. EIGHT DAYS. boooo! But when the ginger ale is boldly effervescent and the mint tea is icy cold and there’s a perky little squirt of lime in there? yayyyy! It’s warm and cool and crazy refreshing and has nothing to do with tummy trubbs and everything to do with this little spot turning 4 years old.
YOOOO OLD GARRRRRL!
Things around here don’t always go as planned, and the list of stuffs I’d love to do (with food! with styling! with pigtales!) is nearly longer than our many heaps of laundry are tall, but it remains one of my favorite things on this planet. And though I’d come back time and again just for me, it’s a heck of a lot more fun when you guys are here, too. So with many hugs I’ll just say: thanks for hanging, friends.
And happy FOUR, little piggy! Cheers!
p.s. past blog bday celebrations: coffee crunch cakes for 3! grilled melon + prosciutto caprese for 2! crazy tasty but poorly photographed pineapple shortcakes for 1!!!
p.p.s. oh yeah — and let’s not forget this is totally booze-friendly, too, if you so desire. Ya ol’ gal!
- 12 oz (1 bottle) ginger brew
- 2 cups strongly brewed mint tea, chilled (see note)
- 1 lime, quartered
- Fill four glasses with ice.
- Squeeze quarter lime into each glass.
- Add ½ cup mint tea to each glass; top with ginger brew.
- Stir briefly. Enjoy!
As for the tea: I steeped three mint tea bags in two cups of barely boiling water until the water cooled completely, then chilled the brewed tea in the refrigerator overnight.
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Hard to believe it’s been 4 years! Happy Birthday Pig & Quill!!!!
Thanks, Kathie! And yeah — apparently blog babies grow up just as quickly as the real deal!
happy blog bday / blogiversary! this sounds like such a chill, refreshing way to celebrate, esp bc mint tea seems to be getting more popular (i’ve been served it at least 3 times this summer, i think; it’s so tasty though that i’m not complaining at all :3)!
SUCH a chill way to celebrate (though I’m spooning next week’s panna cotta recipe into my face as we speak in “celebration” as well, too, so…) and yay, I’m trendy! who knew! 😉
Ummm, so good! I have piles and piles of wild mint growing all over the property here at Chateau le Burke in VT. Will grab handfuls, boil water, brew hella strong tea, then seek out spiciest gingered sparkling bevvie! CONGRATS EM! You’ve made this blog hilarious, beautiful, and sassy-fun, just like yooooo.
This would be so good with a fresh mint tea, Mir! Can’t wait to see how VT is coming along! Love you.
Happy berfday, babe, you arepa-loving supah stahhhh!! <3 <3 <3 I am sending you the biggest hug and pouring the most delicious, celebratory bubbles out tonight, in your honor. You make me laugh a million times over!! XOXOXO to the P to the G and many more years to come, yah dapper ol' GAAAAAAAAAAL! I'm sideways dancing across my living room with jazz hands and a feathery hat!
I’m still chuckling over my big mug selling arepas to IG users. Too funny. And thank you thank you sweet friend! I love the image of you jazz handing around — and I’m actually a little sad I wasn’t there to see it in person. Next time we’re together, it’ll have to be a couple o’ gals just shuffling off to buffalo down the sidewalk. (Let’s make it sooner rather than later!) Hugs back!
…um, make that to the P to the Q! I blame the bubbles. 😉
Sounds so good! Love your photos too!
Thank you so much, Eden! <3