Black Raspberry and Elderflower Pimm's Cup (plus Everyday Life and Menu Plan 7.25.16)

Last week was a pretty crazy week, especially in the evenings. Almost every night was a mad dash to eat dinner and then get out to a meeting or something for the kids. It was the perfect week to try out a Pimm's Cup, since I had heard that it gets better with age in the fridge and I could make a big batch ahead of time. I did not do a traditional recipe with cucumbers or lemon/lime soda because I didn't want it to go flat in the fridge and I lamented the fact that I had regular Pimm's at home when I saw a blackberry-elderflower version at the store last week. No matter! I can make my own, so I did - and you should, too! 
Black Raspberry and Elderflower Pimm's Cup
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries 
  • 2 cups Pimm's
  • 1/4 cup Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • 1/4 cup St. Germain or other elderflower liqueur
  • 4 cups lemonade (I just used bottled Simply Lemonade)
It does get EVEN BETTER after macerating for awhile. So try not to drink it all in one sitting, however tempting.

Thankfully the weekend was nice and relaxing, where our only commitment was to have a kid free dinner out at our favorite Mexican joint.
Mmmmm, fish tacos and margaritas on a warm summer night!

And we broke up the monotony of our near daily trips to the Y and pool with a rainy day trip to the local trampoline place that is outfitted with laser tag, followed by sleepovers.
I got the good end of the deal, taking the two very well behaved nine year old boys at my house and my friend got my six year old girl as well as TWO MORE, including her own. Four six year old girls for a sleepover! she should be sainted... Now we're gearing up for our first real hot and sunny week of summer, finally!
As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie and Mommy Run Fast- be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


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