After three days of tantrums, melt-downs, Eden throwing her little 2-year-old self on the floor, stiff as a board, and screaming, "NOO!" at everything I say (I've never had a nay-sayer before), I left my little crabby-pants in the hands of our wonderful babysitter Jaclyn (I forever love her) and went to the beach for dinner. A friend and I sat on a blanket drinking St. Germain Gin and Tonics and eating bread, cheese and salad until it was too dark to see and our noses were cold.
St. Germain Gin and Tonics mix up the summer cocktail, and add a fullness that gives it a little tinge of Fall:
1 1/2 part gin
1 part St. Germain
3 parts tonic
Mix well, garnish with lime wedge (give it a squeeze), and serve over lots of ice*