Drink Up, Cool Down

It’s going to be a 30-degree Sunday, and I should be outside enjoying Sydney’s summer. Instead, I’m indoors and attempting to add another 2,500 words to my latest manuscript. As you can imagine, I’ll need a bit of nutritional help to reach this goal. So far today I’ve consumed a block of Lindt chocolate, had an affogato (husband’s secret recipe), and now I’m drinking this refreshing homemade beverage — my summer special:

IMG_1428Summer Special ingredients:

  • 250mL soda water or mineral water
  • 10 or so mint leaves, slightly bruised to release da flavour
  • Juice of half a lemon or to taste
  • Ice, loads of it

Mix it and drink it. Add sugar if you like, but I think it’s fine unsweetened. I just remembered I have two punnets of strawberries in the fridge and I reckon I could put a chopped-up berry in the next batch. A good splash of gin or vodka would work well too.

Speaking of all things summer, my hubby’s band recently released their latest single, Pictures of Summer. Filmmaker Alex Munt shot the film clip for them in Bondi:

The song is on my playlist for Chapter Seven of my WIP.

What’s on your summer playlist? Do you have a favourite cooling drink?

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4 thoughts on “Drink Up, Cool Down

    • Hi, Pintip! It’s hard to fathom how cold it is where you are right now. The Summertime Special can easily be adapted to become a Winter Warmer. Substitute icy soda water with boiling hot water, add lemon juice, mint, honey — et voila!

      X

    • Happy New Year, Cheryse!

      I imagine the summer special would be quite essential where you are — it’s so darn hot! I hope you and your BFF enjoy the adult version of it. 😉

      I’m glad you like the single too. The Model School is my fave band (aside from Duran Duran, of course–lol!).

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