Cheers! And, happy Friday! I thought it appropriate to kick-off labor day weekend with a perfectly summery and festive cocktail. If you don't peel your fruit before blending, you not only retain it's fiber, you also create a little party in your drink glass with what looks like confetti from the fruit skin!
Toss 3 plums and 1 peach (just cut the fruit in half to remove pit), 2 large shots of Jim Beam, and a spoonful of simple syrup into a blender. Press button and pulverize. Pour beverage into a tumbler over several cubes of ice, top with a splash of San Pellegrino for a little fizz, and garnish with a lemon wedge. And...you have a refreshingly healthy cocktail (bet you thought you'd never hear the word healthy used to describe a cocktail, especially from a dietitian!) to toast the long weekend!
I'm going to take next week off from menu planning so I can enjoy my parents' visit. I do have a fun post planned mid-week, so don't be a stranger. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and week. Be back soon. xxo.