Nashville’s Third Thursday Potluck rolls around very month & I always seem to be at a loss of what to take…what should be my offering for this fun event?
When in doubt I make cocktails…seasonal cocktails, libations, tonics, pick-me-ups…whatever I decide to concoct it always includes seasonal fruit or vegetables, an interesting alcohol or two or three & is suitable to the month.
1 quart of fresh Lemonade, 2 cups Pimm’s Liqueur, 1 cup Limoncello Liqueur, a handful of blackberries, sliced apples, pluots or plums, peaches, cucumbers, orange slices & lime slices & fresh mint.
It is as easy as this:
1. Mix together in a large pitcher or jar the Lemonade, Pimm’s & Limoncello. Stir well.
2. Add cut up fruit to the pitcher filling pretty full. Cover & chill at least 2 hours before serving. Pour mixture along with some of the fruit over ice in glasses with a sprig of mint. The fruit is deliciously tasty, crisp & cold after steeping in the mixture
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou
The city on a holiday weekend is one of my favorite places…the traffic quietens, lots of folks have left town and a general hush falls over everything. We were invited to our good friends, John & Liz, for a Sunday evening Memorial Day Weekend Lobster dinner party with a couple of other friends. Our hosts provided a great Cheese Platter, the Lobster, roasted asparagus, an unbelievable chocolate dessert & the wonderful ambience. We, the guests, brought a fresh garden salad, a bulghur & vegetable salad, hummus & pita, a fresh baguette, wine & Pimm’s No. 1.