Welcome to my bistro

11 Jul

This is my new patio. I am currently serving strawberry-basil-vodka-lemonade. The instructions are pretty much revealed in the title, but I know you want to replicate this scene so I will keep sharing.

1. Get a patio.

2. Get a crummy book which you are skimming to finish.

3. Throw a pint of strawberries in the blender, or the closest thing you have to a blender.

4. Muddle a handful of basil with a couple of strawberries and some Tanqueray* vodka. And some lemon juice if your lemon isn’t rotten. My approach to muddling is that it’s just like it sounds.

5. To a container you can drink out of, combine one part vodka muddle with one part strawberry puree. Fill with lemonade. Add ice if your freezer makes ice. Mine does not.

6. Take a sip. Say “This ain’t boozy enough,” outloud to no one, and add more vodka. Add basil, too, to make that last step seem like a culinary decision.

7. Sit, drink, pretend to read.

*because that’s what Darcy drinks


5 Responses to “Welcome to my bistro”

  1. Jane 07/11/10 at 7:19 pm #

    Yes it makes me want to visit! Again! Your patio looks like a nice quiet refuge (unlike my deck which overlooks a parking lot). If you promise to serve me one of those drinks, I’ll be on the next flight there.

  2. Courtney 07/11/10 at 8:45 pm #

    Mmmm. Sounds like some delicious muddle. I’ll need this recipe when I’m struggling through some rather poorly read audio books. I thought Tanqueray just made gin… didn’t know they made vodka. Though right now my Chardonnay from Aldi will have to fulfill my high-class liquor needs.

  3. wb001i 07/12/10 at 7:01 pm #

    This is just one more point against the other Jobonga out there.

  4. radioloveless 07/22/10 at 3:12 pm #


  5. Mark 07/27/10 at 1:09 pm #

    What’s up, french doors? That looks like a very charming spot for some tasty sippin’.

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