Today is a day that calls for toasting.
But not like bread.
I mean holding a drink up in the air. I’ve just now realized how homonymous that word could be.
Here’s to fresh fruit, rambunctious companions, almost red drinks and rainy summer days.
Here’s to making the most of the rainy days, as well as the sunny ones.
Here’s to a land built on principles of allowing room for individuality, rambunctiousness and open expression.
You’re not perfect, nowhere close. Probably drastically further from perfection than a lot of people even care to notice… but so are a lot of us. All the same, you’re certainly one of a kind, and that certainly makes you lovely. So cheers to you, America.
You’re quite a lady indeed.
Happy 4th of July. Happy Birthday, America.
Adapted from Food & Wine
- 20 mint leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- Crushed ice
- 3/4 cup light rum
- 6 ounces seedless watermelon, pureed