The Weekend Cocktail: The Spring Equinox

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY

March 20 is a date that most of us recognize as symbolic of changing seasons. As we welcome spring, people south of the equator, like my brother John who is in Australia,  are actually gearing up for the cooler temperatures and changing seasons of fall. On this day, the sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. This moment is known as the “vernal equinox” in the Northern Hemisphere. Translated literally, equinox means “equal night.” Because the sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinox. In Southern California,  the longer days, the crisp cool mornings and evenings mixed with the fragrant smells of citrus, night blooming jasmine and stunning blooms are a sure sign of spring. Let’s celebrate spring with this yummy cocktail!

Use edible flowers to garnish spring cocktails.

The Spring Equinox

4 ounces dry Gin

2 ounces Green Chartreuse

2 ounces fresh lemon juice

Edible flowers for garnish

Mix all ingredients in a iced cocktail shaker, mix well and pour into two martini glasses. Add edible flowers to create a great specialty drink from an easy to make recipe! There is no real nonalcoholic version so I would mix lemonade in a iced shaker, pour into two martini glasses and serve with edible flowers.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net

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