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Summer drink

| August 30, 2013 | 5 Comments


IMG_00000737I am a child of the 1970s, which means that to me, the word summer conjures up images of scorching hot days, the smell of coconut oil, the back deck of the cottage and a beautiful view of the lake.  I remember my mom and her friends, in their crisp white short shorts, fabulous long wavy hair and sun-kissed skin gathering on the deck at the end of the day and chatting for hours about politics and life and their families.  This nightly get-together was of course enhanced by my dad serving cocktails that to me seemed mysterious and fabulous and the sign of being a grown-up.  My mother’s go to drink was always a gin and tonic, which my dad adjusted and made better with Canada Dry Bitter Lemon.  Sadly we stopped being able to buy bitter lemon, so now my husband makes it for me with lots of lime and Gingerale.  It is so refreshing and delicious that it brings me right back to my parent’s deck on a hot summer’s day.  Here is the recipe if you want to try it out…but remember, it tastes best if drunk while sitting in a 1970’s fabric lawn chair, overlooking the lake, and discussing late into the night with your girl friends.

Gin + lime


  • 1 shot of gin
  • 1/2 a lime
  • Lots of ice
  • 1/2 can of Canada Dry gingerale


  1. Put a shot of gin in a tall glass. Squeeze half a lime into the glass. Add lots of ice. Fill up the glass with gingerale. It has to be Canada Dry though, not Schweppes, as Canada Dry just tastes so much better. Stir and enjoy :-).


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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. Rick F says:

    nice and refreshing.

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    mmmm sounds good and refreshing,to be honest I think my aunt used to drink these too

  3. kathy downey says:

    yum sounds nice and refreshing

  4. kathy downey says:

    I enjoyed this drink last night,very nice thanks

  5. kathy downey says:

    I will be enjoying this one over the holidays

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