Anticipating Fall and Winter

We still have a ways to go, but these 90 degree days will eventually end. We will miss them and the bounty that came with them. I’ve been putting up pickles left and right. I’ve also been juicing. So far I have a bag of strawberry and tomato water ice cubes. Next will be watermelon. Then I think I will be set.

I’m imagining a mid-November cocktail party with hearty meat and late fall vegetables and super light and summery cocktails.

The tomato water martini might be my drink of the summer that will roll into the fall. Equal parts tomato water and vodka (a cucumber infused vodka might make this even better) and 1/2 part of vermouth. Shake it with ice, strain, and enjoy. Mmmmmm.