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Strawberry Basil Lemonade (with tequila, duh)

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Today I was instructed to calm the F down on my day off so I made this tequila cocktail at 3pm and gave up. (Censored just for you, Mom.)

Am I the only one who thinks days off are supremely stressful? Hear me out here…

The thing about a day off is that I want to do all the things I want to do. This usually includes: go to the gym, go to yoga, go for a run, clean apartment, wash car, get gas, cook three meals, prepare 2-3 blog-worthy treats, write something worth a shit, read more than one book (THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS), get coffee, go shopping, get a pedicure, visit niece, call mom, feel extreme pressure to be at the lake because everyone else is, be outside, do something “new and different”, wonder why days off are so MF stressful. At some point I should probably see another human being in a social setting, but I just really like being alone and then I worry about how weird I am.

Since it’s impossible to do all the things I want to do with my free time, I always feel like I completely wasted the time off. I cannot win. Sometimes I get so caught up in trying to figure out what I want to do that I just do nothing at all. Today, for example, I didn’t leave the apartment until noon and then I feel like I didn’t do anything at all. Which is apparently what a day off is supposed to be. I do not understand. Let’s drink tequila.

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade with Tequila

With the lime shortage in full effect and prices skyrocketing to meet the ill-supplied demand, I figured a little margarita action with a more affordable citrus was in order. You could use limes if you’re rich and don’t mind paying over a dollar for one lime.

Ingredients

  • 10 small strawberries
  • 2 basil leaves
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 shots of tequila (heeeey)
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle strawberries and basil. (This just means mash them up real good. I used a whisk in a stabby motion to make a puree.)
  2. Combine strawberry basil puree and remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake aggressively, serve, and enjoy. No to do list allowed.

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These strawberries are brought to you by a trip to the farm with my niece on Sunday. I got lost and drove around I-485 for exactly one hour (not exaggerating). Interstates should not go in circles is all I’m saying.

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6 Comments

  1. anastassiaveronika anastassiaveronika

    Can’t wait to try it !

  2. TaMo TaMo

    “Call Mom”, did not happen. : ( See you soon

  3. Beautiful pictures…what kind of camera are you using these days? This cocktail looks like perfection for my birthday celebration tonight! I’m pretty sure there is some leftover aged tequila somewhere in our liquor cabinet!

    • Nice!

      All iPhone all the time!

  4. CY4life CY4life

    YES! During the week I keep a running ‘to do’ list for my weekend free time (which means between the thousands of events people our age have). I rarely accomplish half of the list and feel like a failure.

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