It's smack dab in the middle of July and I can't believe it. How are we half way through 2017? Am I the only one who says this every year? That it goes by faster and faster!
My favorite drink to sip on with friends is a gin and tonic. I have shared with you a cucumber gin and tonic…now it's time to share another easy peasy drink, the strawberry gin and tonic!
But first, I must share about my trip to New York City and the Hamptons last month!
I was invited on a little retreat with friends and we stayed at the Lotte New York Palace. It was beyond amazing! My roommate for the weekend was Heidi, I had so much fun with her!
On a brick of white chocolate, a photo of inside the hotel entrance. Beautiful, right?
The view from our room was amazing! I have to go back…like now!
The food at the Villard was amazing. They are known for their breakfast. We had banana bacon beignets and thick cut bacon and this beautifully presented avocado toast. It's gorgeous, right?
Dinner the night before was at Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District. The food was amazing. From mushroom croquettes to this beef carpaccio…my stomach was very happy!
Lunch the next day was at Mamo. Seriously, if you're in the area. Get there. This Italian place is tucked in SoHo and it's glorious! I had the tiniest raviolis I have ever had. Truffle pizza and these little stuffed red peppers. So so good!
We made our way to the Hamptons and stayed in a beautiful house! Gina, Lexi and Liz outdid themselves.
We enjoyed the pool and Halo Top Creamery ice cream!! Yes!
Breakfast the next day, was avocado toast that was next level! The spread included wonderful food from Delallo, Vital Farms and Green Giant!
And then, we had lunch at Union Cantina. This little amazing Mexican place in Southhampton. So so good, from tacos and margaritas to this churro French toast…pretty genius, right?
Watermelon margaritas by the pool…be sure to check out Heather's spicy watermelon sangria!
And this ahi tuna & watermelon salad using Delallo's vegetable marinade. Yum! Gina shared her version recently too!
Let's just say, we didn't go hungry! This spread from Sabra…yay!
And thisssssss…meat and cheese board, when I grow up, I want to build a board like this. 😀
This spread was possible due to Delallo. And they are so nice to offer a 25% discount site wide to The Little Kitchen readers! If you place an order use the code LittleKitchen25 at checkout to get the discount!
Now let's get back to this drink. It's super easy to make. Squeeze some lime, hull and chop some strawberries.
Then, muddle the strawberries and add gin, tonic and ice and you're good to go!
The perfect summer drink!
Strawberry Gin & Tonic Recipe
- 4 to 6 strawberries, hulled and cut in half
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 3 ounces gin, or 3 Tablespoons
- tonic water
- Divide the strawberries between two glasses. Muddle the strawberries.
- Squeeze lime juice into the glasses.
- Add gin and stir. Add ice and tonic water. Serve with limes.
photo credit: Raul Velasco
Such a fun day at the Bedell Cellars Vineyard. It was a beautiful setting, great wine and great conversation!
This trip was so refreshing and it was great to spend time with old friends and new!
I want to give Gina, Lexi and Liz a huge shoutout for planning a wonderful trip for all of us!!
Disclosure: This trip was organized by blogger friends and I was so happy to be invited. They gathered the sponsors to make the trip possible. So thank you to all of the sponsors who made it possible. As always, I only share with you brands and products that I love!
Everything looked perfect and it’s always nice to have some great moments with wonderful people having great food and drinks. The cocktail seems perfect for summer.
Hi Julie…! amazing your drink and the looks like such a fun weekend & i will make this in upcoming weekend.
Thanks for sharing…!
hi Julie….@ this is one of my favorite recipe till now and your hamptons looks so colorful and delicious. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe….!
I want to have that board when I…grow up too!
Oooh, the hamptons! I am imagining that for a few days your life was like the TV show “Revenge”. No? Well, I can dream, right? HA! This strawberry G+T seems perfectly sophisticated and pretty, the ideal Hamptons potable.
Susannah // Feast + West says
#1. What a lovely retreat! This looks like such a gorgeous trip. Reminds me of a trip I took to the Space Coast once… <3
#2. THIS DRINK! I wish I hadn't started the Whole 30 this week so I could make one tonight. Might have to add this to my 'must make!' list for when I'm done!
Jamie | A Sassy Spoon says
Looks like such a fun weekend! ????