my last day at my internship was last wednesday. i didn't want to go in on tuesday and i wanted to just be done and have a break before i go back down to socal for school. and then wednesday came, and i was a mess. i cried when i read the cards that my department gave me. i cried when i saw the cookies my boss had delivered for me, especially since she was all the way in thailand that day. and i cried when i left, when i was trying to scurry out because i didn't want to cry in front of everyone. maybe i wouldn't have cried if my future there was in such limbo, but i guess i'll have to wait and see what happens.
all i wanted after leaving the office was salad (i have a real addiction to sweetgreen okay) and a cold drink. still not a huge fan of alcohol, though i did drink the most alcohol i ever have this summer. i drank ¼ glass rose and ½ a random sugar snap pea cocktail and even splashed a bit of vodka in my moscow mule (read: ginger beer and ginger ale and lime with a couple of drops of vodka)!!! (also this was spread out during the whole summer lol). living. on. the. edge. anyways, not a huge fan of alcohol, so this sparkling lemon cherry soda is right up my alley. (though you can most definitely spike it if it so pleases you).
it's effervescent. (well duh, it's soda). (also that's a word i picked up after watching this video about berkeley's cultured pickle shop, at which point i turned into a wannabe pickle and kombucha snob, even though i was underwhelmed by the overpriced pickled carrots with hijiki seaweed that i bought, and i still can't stand the taste of kombucha). it's refreshingly tart from the lemon, even though there's still a heavy dose of cherry. the perfect way to toast goodbye to summer, even if you don't want to.
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Sparkling Lemon Cherry Soda
This is less of a recipe and more of an idea. All you need is cherries, sugar, lemon and sparkling water.
Pit and chop a few cherries per glass, mix with sugar, and let macerate until juicy. Fresh or frozen cherries work best, though I'd supposed you could use cherry jam if you were reallyyyy in a tight bind. Leave as is or blend it (partially or completely), depending on what kind of texture you're looking for. Drop in a few ice cubes, top with sparkling water, add a squeeze of lemon, and ta da. Bye, summer, I'll miss you.