I’ve consumed a startlingly low amount of ice cream this summer. I’m talking once, maybe twice. I’m blaming this on the lack of hot days that leave you sweating and craving a cold treat. Regardless of the cause it was clear that this situation needed to be rectified.
While I have been seriously slacking in the baking department lately, I have not been slacking in the cocktail department. It’s summer y’all!! The official season of cocktails. And really nothing tastes more fantastic after a long day at the beach than a refreshingly sweet ice cold beverage. And if you’ve ever spent cocktail hour at my house you know that cold beverage is most often a Mojito.
I was pretty sure July started yesterday, but the calendar keeps telling me we are 20 plus days into the month. What!? I don’t want to but you know I have to say it… Time flies when you’re having fun! I thought those 28 days of February lasted an eternity, yet here we are in my favorite month of July and it’s just about disappeared on me before I could notice.
Can’t you just hear the sound of the waves crashing on the shore… and the sand exhaling as the sea slips back into its vastness. Ahh the sounds of summer at the beach.
I think it’s summer, like for real summer. Where the days feel endlessly long, jackets are no longer required, and time spent outdoors is nothing but enjoyable. And believe me I plan to make the most of this time of year, savoring every second of sun and warmth I can.
My lovely friend is turning 30 and that right there deserves a cake… or maybe 3… and a drink! If I’m making a birthday cake I like to make something fitting to the recipient. This cake was inspired by the color mint green, cause really it’s just her color.