If you are reading this, you likely
a. Love gin
b. Love spring
c. Stopped reading after “For lovers of,” and decided this post was for you
I fall in all three categories. Spring, gin, and the combination thereof are some of my favorite things. I am also an undeniable optimist, so I find myself declaring my love for many things: parmesan cheese, the L, parks, you name it.
I find that, as an all-season optimist, I have company in springtime. When the flowers are blooming, and there are puppies, and children, and sunshine, it is not difficult to celebrate every detail of our experience.
In springtime, I think I could throw a party for virtually anything, and my friends would validate the celebration by attending. There seems to be a desire to affirm life in springtime, and any excuse to do so is welcomed.
Spring is a sweet reminder of the goodness of life, and the promise of restoration (particularly in Chicago). Joy in springtime is so telling of the of the human experience- we delight in the possibility of newness.
So let the parties continue. If you need a cocktail to accompany your festivities, try this one on for size. I made it up, it’s highly basic, and refreshing as all get out.
For Lovers of Gin and Spring
2 oz gin
2 oz St. Germain
Juice of 1 lemon
Shake ingredients with ice. Pour into two frosted martini glasses, and garnish with a lemon peel.