My Grandma Marion used to have happy hour every day. Sometime around 5pm the adults would get a nice, stiff cocktail, the kids would get Shirley Temples and we would sit around with a bowl of salted nuts, watch the sunset and sip our drinks. Lately I’ve been forcing myself to stop–actually just stop the cooking, laundry, homework, crazy family chaos for 5 minutes–make a little drink, take it outside to the front porch and sit down. The combination of the stopping, and the fresh air, and the drink….awesome.
- 2 oz
whiskey (I prefer rye)
- 1 tsp
- 1 TBLS or more to taste
lemon juice (Meyer is delicious here if you can find them)
- 1 TBLS
- Shake vigorously with ice and strain into martini glasses. Stop, sit and enjoy.