Do I have your attention? I thought this entry title may catch your attention... My family and I went up to the lake house for the 4th of July. I was able to weasel my way out of working Starbucks on the 4th, and instead, was at the lake house laying in the sun, swimming, eating, and skipping and going naked!
No, I did not go streaking. Not this time.
"Skip and Go Naked" is the name of a great summer drink from Susan Branch's The Summer Book. This book has some amazing recipes and we make them throughout the year, not just during the summer. However, this recipe is a great summer go-to for a refreshing cocktail.
Vodka. Beer. Pink Lemonade.
That's all you need! Mix it with some ice and there you go! Be careful though...this is one of those drinks that will sneak up on you! If you really do want to skip and go naked, keep drinking these and you'll be stripping in no time!
The 4th of July...the past few years I have had to work at Starbucks on the 4th, so I have not really been able to spend much time with friends and family. This year I really just needed some down time to relax in the insanely gorgeous weather that we have been having in the Chicagoland area. Yes, some days have been brutal - 100°F+ weather is not the most enjoyable - especially when Starbucks's air conditioning is broke as a joke.
So after multiple days of 85°F+ temperatures IN THE STORE, I needed to get away.
Sometimes all you need is some family-time, good food, and good drink.
4th of July Highlights:
- Spending two full days on Green Lake.
- Spending quality time with the family.
- Watching Linnea go tubing for the first time (she is only 2 years old)! We're teaching her young...
- Having free time to catch up on cooking and reading (embarrassingly I am reading 50 Shades of Grey...entertainment, smut, not the best writing, but I had to see what all of the fuss was about!)
There are three more recipes from this year's 4th of July! But you'll just have to suck it up and wait for them. In the meantime, make yourself Skip and Go Naked and have some fun of your own!
Skip and Go Naked
2/3 cup cold beer 2/3 cup pink lemonade concentrate 1/4 cup vodka
Fill a blender half way with ice. Pour in beer, lemonade, and vodka. Blend well and serve.