Summer is all about sweet loving, sunning, and funning. My hubbers-to-be and I try and go on dates a few nights a week during the summer, when our work load is lighter, and take advantage of the bicycle-date friendly weather and all the fun that goes along with living in a big city with tons to do.
The thing is- most often, our dates end up bringing us all the way to where we started. Dining out can be a challenge as we try to keep it clean and light, and though my man eats meat, he only eats organic. If I have wine it has to be organic/biodynamic so that I don't get the ridiculous sinus congestion that I get from regular wine. If we want snacks that bars often serve- like toasted almonds or olives- I have to do the whole "is there black pepper on that?" thing and they do the whole "only a little" thing.
So last weekend, J and I biked all over town- managing to catch the sunset along the way... That's me up there in the pink!
And after stopping at a few places to check their menus, chatted with a few friends we bumped into, you know where we ended our hot date?
On our very own back patio where I put my brand shiny new Blendtec to the test by mixing up UnCocktails.
UnCocktails are cocktails that do some of the same but mostly the opposite of real cocktails. They DO make us happy, quench our thirst , taste amazing and bring on the free and easy of summer sipping. They also support our health and hydration, cleanse the liver, and make us feel awesome the next day.
We got to sit for as long as we wanted, listening to the music of our choice, and didn't have to inhale the stink of fellow patio smokers. Just us, and our drinks, our conversation, a warm summer's night and a perfect date.
Seems that things always taste better when made from scratch, at home, and with love. Now if there were a bar out there that served green juice, kombucha cocktails and loving elixirs, you know I'd be the first and would love to see you at the table next to me. I have enough jobs of my own- so hopefully one of you can help make that happen. We could call it Libations Of Love, or maybe Elixir Mixer... I'll work on the name.
Patio Love Apricot Cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: blender beverage dairy-free gluten free gluten-free kosher low-carb low-sodium soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian
Ingredients (2 servings)
- Place all ingredients into your blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Stir in kombucha.
- Pour into two 1/2 litre mason jars and sip with a glass straw.
Question Of The Day: What is your fave summer date or summer date spot?