Weekend Cocktails

Summertime means Pimms! I recently had a Pimms Cup at Central (http://www.centralmichelrichard.com/) made with Cel-Ray soda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel-Ray) which inspired me to make my own Pimms cocktail for Bob.  This one had about 2 ounces of Pimms, 1.5 ounces of fresh lemonade, a couple slices of cucumber and some blueberries.  Really though you can make it with anything you like, strawberries, peaches, plums, mint, basil … half the fun is finding new additions (just don't use too many at once).  The pink really girly looking drink was mine. It's Campari with sparkling water, a splash of lemonade and some blueberries to garnish.  If you like Campari you'll love this.  The lemonade cuts the bitterness just enough and it's a beautiful color to boot.  
 
The cheese and olive shot is just gratuitous.  Though I should point out for any NoVa people that Screwtop (http://www.screwtopwinebar.com/) now flies in burrata from Italy.  We had some for dinner last night with roasted peppers, tomatoes, basil and rose cured salami on little homemade toasts. (Sadly I forgot to snap a picture but if you live in the area trust me you should pick some up next time they get any).

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