Monday, 10 August 2015

Watermelon Gin & Tonic


Soooo it's been a while huh? Y'all remember me? A lot has happened since we last spoke, and I feel like I haven't stopped moving since Christmas (*cranks up the excuse generator*). After 6 difficult months my wife and I moved out from under her parents' roof (unbelievably grateful, never again), bought our first house together (Fatboy HQ wut wuuuut), and have both started great new jobs (well I have, officially she starts hers in a few weeks - until then she's playing the role of a full-time painter/decorator/Friends-watcher). 
So if the past 8 months seem to have flown by for us, this summer has lasted all of a fortnight. Our calendars would suggest otherwise, what with all of the BBQs, weddings, weekends away - not to mention countless warm evenings spent relaxing in beer gardens (IPA, if you're buying) - but it still seems like only yesterday that the schools were letting out and we were preparing ourselves for the inevitable disappointment that the British summertime would soon bring. (Rain, Wimbledon, David Cameron).
So before the summer has well and truly passed us by, let's squeeze every last bit of fun out of it. That means firing up the BBQ at any given opportunity, going for refreshing early morning jogs in the park (I have done this ONCE this summer, and it was yesterday), and - most importantly - drinking gin by the barrel-load. Just make sure you've got a good gin. This is a GREAT gin.
You might think that a dainty cocktail like a Watermelon Gin & Tonic is slightly out of my wheelhouse. You might be right. But you know what? It's fruity, and fresh and delicious. And above all else I promise my next blog post will be something with meat and disgusting amounts of melted cheese. 
Simple strategy here. Slice up about 1/4 large watermelon, blend with the juice of half a lime. Ice, tumbler, juice, gin (x2 because, why not), top up with tonic, add a fancy straw and silly decorations. And that's all there is to it. This one's guaranteed to make the rest of your summer better. Prove me wrong.

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