His gin and tonics were the best.
Could I get Tom to come over and make me some of that secret syrup?
(What the heck is she talking about now?).
Why spend all that money on a good bottle of booze when you are just going to add cheap tonic water to it?
Why buy the best Valrhona chocolate for your cake and then frost it with canned frosting?
You get where I'm going here.
I read about John's Premium Tonic Syrup in the June issue of Saveur (my favorite of all cooking magazines), and I was in.
This stuff is concentrated and you use it as you like. You can add a little sparkling water or seltzer to the syrup. It doesn't go flat, and has no fructose corn syrup or sodium benzoate in it.
A little goes a long way, and I like supporting people that make handcrafted, small batch products.
If you are a G & T girl or guy, check out John's site.
On another note:
I was asked to contribute 3 essays with recipes to a little book called Tangerine Tango.
It is a compilation of women writers sharing "slices of their life", and the author, Lisa Winkler happens to love the color orange (hence the title of the book!).
It is a wonderful little book, perfect as a stocking stuffer or housewarming gift.
I am thrilled to be a part of this project (and my first real published work!).
Here is a sample from one of the many talented writers:
SOCKS by Barbara Younger
Socks don't lead
An easy life.
Sweaty feet, and
In tight quarters,
Yet I never hear
My socks complain.
Maybe I should be
More like socks.
And ever ready to
Step into shoes
For the next adventure.
You can find it on Amazon.com, and all proceeds go to charity.
Since it's almost Halloween, and orange is very in Vogue this month, I would like to give away 3 Tangerine Tango books to my wonderful readers.....just leave me a comment, you know the routine, and please don't forget to contact me after you have won!