Sometimes when we are between novels, we love to indulge in a big coffee table book. There is nothing like getting lost in beautiful imagery.Pucci, by Vanessa Friedman, Alessandra Boza, and Armando Chitolina is the perfect art book for a Sunday daydream.
the book: Pucci
the bite: Blackberry Lemonade Spritzer
What we love about this cocktail is that you can really make it your own, depending on your mood. Cleansing? Omit the booze, and make it a fabulous mocktail. Not in the shmood for hard liquor? Swap out the seltzer and vodka for sparkling wine or champagne.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 – 3 cups cold water
- Fresh blackberries
- Start by making a simple syrup by heating 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water; sprinkle in some blackberries, squishing them around with a fork or whisk to infuse the syrup
- Remove the syrup once all of the sugar is dissolved, and set aside to cool
- Once the simple syrup is cool, combine with the lemon juice and water
- In a cocktail glass with ice, combine the blackberry lemonade, with a splash of seltzer and as much vodka as desired 😉