Happy Hour Tuesday!
sometimes life just needs some color, something that awakens your childhood memories and brings you back to a happy place especially when everything around is rushing, spinning and never seems to stop. Of the five senses the one that is the most connected to our memories is the smell. Just like a camera catches the moment and impresses it on a film, smell and taste record particular moments of our lives and makes us re-live them through the sip of a drink, or the perfume as a stranger walks by.
With the arrival of Spring I can’t help but thinking of which type of fruit and flowers I can grow to give that pop of color to my little backyard, as well as I can’t resist the temptation of filling up my grocery basket with red strawberries, purple blueberries, orange peaches and colorful vegetables for a delicious salad medley! This week’s happy hour drink is not just a cocktail, it is statement, a hymn to sunny days, lazy weekends, playful dates and everything in between: Strawberry & Pineapple Shake with Limoncello.
During this time of the year strawberries are not in season in most parts of the country, but if you are lucky enough to be in a location where it is warm enough to grow them, hand picking them will make this drink even more special! Just remember that if your five-year-daughter is impatiently sitting and waiting for her strawberry shake, you might have to distinguish the limoncello-free drink!
3/4 cup Pineapple
2 cups Cold water
1 cup Strawberries
1/4 cup Rometti Limoncello
1/4 cup Sugar (or less)
5 – 6 mint leaves
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled and with a smile!
Recipe and image courtesy of http://www.apronandsneakers.com