Cheers and Happy Friday! What have the highlights of your week been?
We have had a pretty eventful few weeks here.
- We found a realtor! She is familiar with our corner of the suburbs, has experience flipping houses, and just generally seems lovely.
- I got offered a new position at work. It isn’t a change in pay but it is an affirmation of the work I have done so far as well as the opportunity to build a new type of coaching for our team.
-We hosted a Lion King movie day. I was absolutely tickled to serve this coconut based cocktail because of the scene with Zazu singing about having a lovely bunch of coconuts.
I was turned on to a version of this cocktail at The Observatory in the Montavilla neighborhood. Tasty food but Oh! SO LOUD. Go for happy hour, it might be quieter. . . maybe. Or try my version of cocktail at home for this week’s toast to the end of another week. I did make this recipe without someone else’s recipe to work from so do tweak as needed.
I really, really want to play with Bombay Sapphire East. Does anyone know where I can find it in the greater Portland area?
Tom Kha Gai
1 part vodka, gin, or Bombay Sapphire East
1 part coconut cream
1 part orange juice
1/2 part Jalapeno Thai Basil Simple Syrup
1/2 part lime juice
Mix with ice. Taste and tweak to taste.
Jalapeno Thai Basil Simple Syrup
Bring 1 half cup water and 1 half cup sugar to a simmer.
Add 1 minced Jalapenos and 1 cup Thai Basil. Allow to cool. Strain. Refrigerate if not using immediately.