What are you up to this weekend? I’ve packed this rose dress, along with a bikini, yoga-wear and a few good books for a Hamptons getaway. One of my fabulous college roommates and her equally fun husband are having a crew of us out to their new place. There’s nothing like spending time with your favorite people, especially because they share your sense of humor. It’s totally and thoroughly priceless. Oh, and p.s. I’m fixin’ to muddle basil leaves, superfine sugar and lime juice for anyone on the beach.
Ingredients for 2 servings: 10 large basil leaves divided – 1/4 cup plus 4 tsp. superfine sugar divided – 1/4 cup lime juice – 1/2 cup white rum – 1/2 cup cold club soda – lime wedges
1.Whirl 2 basil leaves and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor until well blended; transfer to a plate and set aside.
2.Put 6 to 8 remaining basil leaves in a large cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes, the remaining 4 tsp.sugar and lime juice. Muddle the mixture until the basil has broken up.
3.Add rum and a few more ice cubes to shaker, cover and shake to blend. Rub a lime wedge along rim of 2 lowball glasses and dip in basil sugar. Add a few ice cubes to each glass. Remove top from shaker (do not strain) and divide the mixture between glasses.
4.Top off each with club soda and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge. Cheers!
Frock: Mes Demoiselles // Fizz: Sunset Magazine