Monday, 9 June 2014

frankly my dear...

What a difference a little bit of sunshine makes - Friday evening at the pub dining alfresco, Saturday pottering around in the garden and Sunday reading my book with a cheeky bevvy whilst catching some rays. Ah, bliss! I picked up some new plant pots from TKMaxx/HomeSense at an absolute bargain price (under a tenner for both) so have been busy potting plants and making our patio a little more attractive. One of the dilemmas of living in a rented house is how much love, effort and money to spend on the garden - after all, we'll have to leave anything we plant in the ground! Our compromise is to have a patio dotted with colourful and beautifully scented potted plants and herbs. I've been having problems getting coriander to grow (tips?), but my mint plant has gone nuts! I need to start drinking more mojitos!

This brings me to my next point! I'd like to introduce my new favourite tipple - a Scarlett O'Hara - my favourite film character of all time, and now my new favourite whiskey cocktail! The Scarlett O'Hara is a true Southern belle and is made up of Southern Comfort*, cranberry juice and the juice of a lime. We added some orange juice too, which was delicious. For me, fruity cocktails are The One as they are sweet, refreshing and easy to drink. Who'd have thought a whiskey cocktail would be this good?! If you fancy having a go at cocktail making yourself , check out the Go Drink Yourself cocktail creation competition page. 

Just remember, #whateverscomfortable!



  1. This looks perfect for a summers evening!

  2. Ooh that cocktail looks good, I don't usually drink whisky but that looks tempting! x

    Sarah// A Sunday Smile

  3. Oh I haven't had Southern Comfort in ages! SoCo & Lemonade used to be my drink of choice, I might have to pick up a bottle!

  4. Sounds delicious and very refreshing!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  5. Oh damn this looks good, Southern Comfort is my fave!
    Water Painted Dreams xo


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