YEAH!  We are trying to get on a regular schedule to start posting cocktails for happy hour every Friday.  We missed a couple weeks due to a fun little road trip we took.  Don’t fear;  we cocktail-ed while away!

Summer in San Francisco has settled in, which means foggy days or as we like to call it “June Gloom”.  We both associate summer with sunshine, and miss it terribly once it shows it’s ugly face here in the city.  After all, isn’t summer meant to be half dressed, drenched in glistening sweat beads, sitting on the back porch or a stoup, sipping a cool cocktail.  Instead, we are usually bundled up in pea coats and cable knit sweaters, drinking hot-toddys!

Our first summer together in SF – 4th of July (we were so young)

We have had enough of it, and will be bringing back a little sunshine to the back porch this week with “sunshine”.  Sunshine is made with limoncello, St. Germain and a little tonic.  We are fans of St. Germain, it is slightly floral, and little sugary sweet;  great in a cocktail such as this or even on it’s own, when you want a little pick-me-up.   An amazing compliment to a tart limoncello.  The tonic, just adds some fun bubbles!  Sunshine is really sweet, as in gushy cute sweet;  like slowly sipping summertime!

Happy Friday!


Recipe:  Sunshine

*makes one cocktail – use slim glasses, such as the ones made by Roost

  • 2 ounces limoncello
  • tonic, we like fever tree (Denise) or schweppes (Lenny)
  • st. germain
  • ice
  • lemon peels

Fill a glass with a couple ice cubes;  our slim glasses fit 4 small ice cubes.

Pour in 2 ounces of limoncello, fill the glass with tonic, leaving about 1/2″ from the top;  pour a st. germain floater on top.

Garnish with a lemon swirl.





If you like this recipe made you thirsty, check these out:

Limoncello Champagne Cocktail

Limoncello Gin Cocktail with Grilled Thyme 

Campari Limoncello Spritzer 


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