Though a Summer in San Francisco may inspire something more along the lines of a Hot Toddy, here’s a cocktail for those days that feel a little more fun in the sun and a little less blustery.
Adopted from a recipe at local favorite Locanda in San Francisco’s Mission district, this version substitutes vodka for gin.
2 1/4 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. Aperol
cucumber (preferably lemon cucumber if available)
Muddle a few slices of cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and Aperol. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a cocktail glass. Spritz with lemon oil from a lemon peel, and garnish with a … more
Savoring precious moments with family and friends on holiday along the shores
of Lake Como in Italy.
This very narrow lake, with its pastel villages and Romanesque architecture, is breathtaking. The still waters, the angle of the sails, and the cloud-enshrouded mountains are magical.
It shouldn’t surprise me, yet it does, that seeing a sunrise over a vast body of water,
in a far away place, reminds me of home. I adore the Bay Area and the many sunrises
and sunsets that have informed my designs throughout the years.
Can’t wait to dive back in. Ciao belli amici!