Summer had officially arrived. Yesterday was the summer solstice or the day where the sun appears to "stand still" as it has now reached as far North as it will get. I know in Barbados we basically have summer weather all year round but the feeling is different! Summer is coupled with long days at the beach and longer nights making memories. It is filled with the lingering scent of sunscreen and Jägermeister and surrounded by the sounds of 'Crop Over' music coming from every which way direction. I remember how ecstatic I used to be for summer to arrive when I lived in TO, dying to get to the sun soaked beach. For all those still away but coming home any minute and those soon going summer holidaying, I think it is time for a little celebration.
This basil and mint lemonade I found on Taste and Tell Blog looks insanely refreshing, delicious and has summer written all over it! I love lemonade on its own so I can only image the additional flavours of basil and mint (two of my favourite herbs). Nothing would go down better on a hot and sunny day. If you want to add a little spike to it, a shot or two of vodka would work perfectly!
Here's to Summer 2011.
Images: taste and tell blog