The Weekender {beach weekend plus mojito recipe}

This past weekend was perfect.  A much-needed beach weekend with Big Guy.  We hit the road Friday after lunch and enjoyed Ocean Isle Beach to the fullest.

1.  Enjoy a glass of wine on the sand at the beach.

summer evening at OIB

2.  Have a pool day with the girls.  (Cocktails included.)  

3.   Master “curling” my hair.

4.  Visit a food truck.

5.  Eat watermelon like a kid (wedges!  with juice running down my arm!).

watermelon smile

6.  Host a cookout.

7.  Laugh until my stomach hurts.

8.  Movie night at home, popcorn required.

9.  Ride bikes at the beach.

10. Listen to music at an outdoor event.

mojito time

The Perfect Mojito

3 mint leaves
juice from 1/2 a lime
1 ounce mint infused simple syrup
2 ounces white rum
soda water

Muddle the mint leaves and lime juice at the bottom of a glass.  Fill glass with ice.  Add simple syrup, white rum and soda water.  Stir.  Sip.

Mint Infused Simply Syrup

simple syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
20 mint leaves

Bring all ingredients to a boil.  Let simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Remove leaves.  Chill until it’s mojito time.

seed spittin’ contest

perfect summer evening



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