It really makes me love finally having a house that’s all my own, especially since it’s the house I grew up in. I had all these dreams for how I would like it to look, and all the things I would do to make it my own, and I get to make that reality.
Usually we’re grilling it up all hardcore Texas-style, but over the weekend we went simple with burgers and sausage. I finally planted all my edible flowers, and we pulled the fire pit out into the yard.
We maybe kind of killed the grass underneath it. Oops. Our bad.
But it didn’t stop us from staying up way later than our old asses would normally, I mean, like 10pm. We’re so old. But it was so much fun!
In the meantime, I of course had to whip up some very easy cocktail recipes, like this Blueberry Thyme Gin Smash. So good. I broke out my bottles of Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin and Seagram’s Lime Twisted Gin and just straight up went to town on cocktail central.
Usually, with a gin smash, you just press the fruit straight through a sieve, hence the smash part. But I really wanted to bring out the flavor of the blueberries with the infused thyme, so I put it all on the stove.
It actually saved me the step of creating a simple syrup, since this is, in essence, a blueberry simple syrup.
I also swapped the club soda for lemon-lime soda, because I love the added fizzy lime-ness. You could go either way, really.