I’m back from Cuba… and if I’m being honest real life is so blah compared to vacation life.
Real life = responsibilities. Waking up early. Eating healthy. working out. Grocery shopping. Doctors appointments. Aka BLLLAAAAHHH … as compared to vacation life where my most pressing decisions were; pool or ocean ? What colour bikini should I wear? To nap, or not to nap? Let’s eat French fries at 3:00 am with Cuban ketchup that tastes like barbecue sauce!!
Is there a world, where real life could equal vacation life? If so, can someone show me the magic door … I’ll race you to it.
In case anyone was wondering, the trip was amazing … the beach was BEAUTIFUL … the food was surprisingly pretty good ( I honestly had absolutely no expectations for good food)… and the drinks were mehh; for those who know me, I’m a Gin girl. The gin in cuba was just different, I couldn’t drink it …. So I had Vodka and OJ / Lemonade all week … I know snnnnooorreee.
And while they tasted incredibly strong, they weren’t … there were at least a dozen times I should have been drunk… and I just wasn’t.
Soooo … in a way, I’m glad to be back … and to have my gin (how much of a lush do I sound like?!?)
Raspberry Rose Gin Lemonade
6 cups water
2/3 cups sugar
1 cup lemonade concentrate
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsps rose water
¼ cup Gin
1/2 cup crushed raspberries
Sprigs of fresh Thyme ( it just makes things pretty… and it’s completely optional)
Place 2 cups of water and the sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Mix the lemon concentrate, salt, and cooled simple syrup together.
Add remaining water to taste. Stir in rose water.
In a large pitcher add crushed raspberries & gin.
Add lemonade. Mix well.
Chill for 2 hours, or serve immediately over ice.
So Fresh, So Clean, So Summer!! Cheers ❤