A few of you have said you forgive me for blabbering on about the boonies and that you actually like hearing about my new NC life. I feel like this give me permission and free reign to keep my posts moving in the country-bumpkin-pine-needle-lovin’ direction. No? Hmmm… well, bear with me for one (or possibly way more) posts. Because, today I have a real life, seriously imperative problem and I need your help!
People around here name their homes. So cute, right? I yearn to be included in this house naming. I mean, who doesn’t want a perfectly hand painted rustic looking sign at the end of their long driveway and on the front of their home, telling you, ‘you have arrived’? Unpack your bags, kick off those loafers (or shoes if that’s how you roll. No worries, I will have you in some Sperrys before you know it), take a load off, make one with nature and breathe in the medicinal air while I pour you a Tequila Kiwi Smash. (<– Don’t worry we will get to that drink)
Seeeeeee, I obviously need our home to have a name! It says everything. It must happen. My in-laws have THE cutest name for their home. It’s a family house name and I covet how inviting and simply fabulous it is – Laughalot. This is a name that says it all. I want my house to have a name that is très chic! I have been racking my brain and I can’t think of anything. At all. This is why I need your help! You guys are super smart and seriously clever… got any ideas?
This cocktail is fruity, mint-ificent, slightly sweet and super effervescent. It is not overwhelmingly potent at all, so if you like your drink stiff (no judgment here), simply add more tequila. This cocktail is mellow, summa’-summa’ time scrumptious fun in a tall, cold class. It is the perfect way to start the weekend, or welcome arriving guests out on your large front porch. Simply put, it is pretty and delicious. Who doesn’t want to shake together a little bit of that into their life?
So grab your muddler and some tall glasses. Sip on this kiwi-tasticness while you help me think of a house name as smashing as this drink. I’ll be forever in your debt! Until next time, Cheers friends! *clink clink*
- 1 ½ oz. Silver Tequila
- 1 Kiwi – peeled and sliced
- 6 Mint Leaves
- 1 TBS Granulated Sugar (can substitute Agave Nectar)
- ½ oz. Lemon Juice
- 1 oz. Club Soda – chilled, or more to taste
- Kiwi wedges
- Lemon Wedges
- In a mixing glass, lightly muddles the kiwi, mint and sugar with the lemon juice. Be sure to break the leaves, but not completely destroy them.
- Transfer the muddled ingredients into a shaker and add the tequila and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Pour the cocktail into a chilled glass (straining is optional). Top with club soda and garnish as desired.