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It’s Friday, friends! Do you feel a deep sigh of relief, too? The weekend is here, and again I’m ready for it. I’m beginning a new series here this year creatively titled “for the weekend”–I know, how did I ever think of it? Anyhow, I sometimes feel like the mood of this space is too task driven and serious, so I wanted a way to share the lighter, more frivolous ways we celebrate our weekends, too. Like most everything here, they’re sure to be relatively un-fancy, small bits, but as most of us realize, little things matter. I hope it’s a series that offers a reason to sink into the weekend a bit more.

For this week: a recent cocktail I’ve enjoyed this season. It’s light in flavor with just enough rosemary to taste like winter. For the kids, I sub orange Italian soda or muddle orange with the apple, for a less sweet option.  Enjoy!

APPLE ROSEMARY RICKEY COCKTAIL

Muddle 3 slices of tart apple and a 7-10 fresh rosemary leaves in a glass. Add ice. Add 2 oz. of Cointreau and 1/2 of fresh squeezed lime juice (approx. 1oz). Top with sparkling water or club soda and stir. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

*To make without the alcohol, substitute orange italian soda for the Cointreau and sparkling water, or simply muddle fresh orange for the Cointreau.

Happy weekend, friends! xx

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