Hello Summer!!! Today marks the first official day of summer…
Serious Question: Um, where did Spring go? No seriously, where did Spring go?
It seems like just yesterday I was enjoying my Spring ritual of rolling down all car windows and opening sunroofs to feel the breeze gently blow through my hair and sun kiss my winter skin. Pairing ever so perfectly with my Grammy-award winning off-key vocally styled musical performance of some catchy pop-song song that I’m guaranteed to be found singing to at the top of my lungs in my car. I am sure you have probably seen me. #NotEmbarrassed
Blink! and it’s today, the Summer Solstice (aka. the first official day of Summer). The Summer Solstice is also the one day a year with the longest hours of daylight. Judging by my personal hair humidity index, I am pretty sure we have been “welcoming” Summer in H-Town for the past 2 months; nonetheless, I am happy to officially see it. So queue the BBQ, delicious ice cream, snow cones, swimming pools, summer getaways and unforgettable backyard celebrations with family and friends.
Cheers to Summer with a great Bourbon Peach Tea and an awesome Summer playlist.
Summer Breeze – Seals & Crofts
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Before I Let Go – Frankie Beverly & Maze
Ventura Highway – America
Cruisin’ – Smoky Robinson
*Bonus: Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea
Yields: 1 Cocktail
2 oz. bourbon
2 oz. peach preserves
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Dash of Aperol
Sweet tea, to top
Sprig of thyme, to garnish
Lemon round, to garnish
Mix the bourbon, peach preserves, Aperol and lemon juice over ice and shake. Top with a generous amount of sweet tea and garnish with fresh thyme and a lemon round.