Sunday at the Pattiserie


On Sundays one should:
  • dress like they are in Paris
  • or at least smell like they are Parisian
  • or maybe eat a croissant
  • this whole one bite thing is ridiculous
  • so is taking only two bites
  • eat the whole croissant
  • it's Sunday
  • pretend you are in Paris
  • eat lunch at the Patisserie
  • Say qui
  • It's O.K. if you say non
  • but don't hurt frogs
  • that's bad karma
  • even for the Parisian
  • Play Edith Piaf
  • drink coffee from a bowl
  • but not like a dog
  • that is not Parisian
  • on Sundays one should
  • pretend they are in
  • Paris

Watermelon Cocktail

Coral & Melon

Today, my daughter pointed out watermelon in the grocery store. "Look Mom!" she said excitedly. Watermelons mean summer is on it's way.It means barbecues, picnics, beaches, camping,weddings, and feet dangling in a cold wading pool while reading a good book with one of my World Famous Cocktails .
I believe everything you do, should be "World Famous"; that is why I take such care, and put so much love into all of my floral designs.
I love this watermelon inspired board. I feel so refreshed just looking at it.Don't you?
I know you are just wondering what goes into this World Famous Cocktail. It's pretty yummy on a hot day if I do say so myself!

Here is the recipe:

1 large seedless watermelon, rind removed, fruit cut into 1-inch cubes
4 teaspoons superfine sugar or to taste
8 ounces silver tequila, vodka or gin
12 fresh mint leaves
2.5 ounces Cointreau or orange brandy
6 cups ice

Make watermelon ice cubes by putting some pieces of cubed watermelon on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for one hour, covered.
Take the rest of the watermelon plus the sugar and puree in a blender until smooth. Strain into a bowl. Put the tequila and mint in a pitcher and muddle. Then stir in Cointreau and watermelon puree. Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker with ice and mix for each cocktail. Put watermelon ice cubes in a glass and pour the cocktail in. Garnish with mint sprigs and enjoy!

Aaahhh bring on summer!!