Mondays have always given me the blues. Maybe it is because I spend my weekends doing this:
Reading (this book was fantastic) and drinking a strawberry basil martini, or two or three… This is a fabulously refreshing cocktail that really, is perfect for any day, especially moody Mondays which I will now refer to as Martini Mondays. How can you hate Mondays with a martini this good?
Strawberry Basil Martini
3 strawberries, plus 1 thin slice
3 basil leaves
1/2 ounce Agave Nectar
2 ounces vodka*
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce Water
*this is also VERY delicious virgin, sub club soda for the vodka!
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries with the basil leaves and Agave nectar. Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the strawberry slice.
Adapted from Food and Wine
Go forth, make this martini and turn your Monday into this-
*That is my husband in the background doing yard work. In my defense, I offered to make him a martini and he declined…