Good Times 2013
Our friends who own The Burlington throw a party every year in the idyllic little lake town of Burlington, WI. This was their 20th anniversary of the party known as Good Times, complete with pontoon boat rides, copious amounts of fun, volleyball, swimming, fireworks, chilling, drinking, and amazing eats. The house has been in their family for 40 years, and it is so rad- it is very 70s, it’s right on the lake, and is set up to accommodate large gatherings of friends and family. There is even a bar downstairs complete with saloon doors, a somewhat nautical theme, and a pool table! People from all over come to town for it, setting up tents and glamping away.
Two of your Craft Cocktail buddies (Martha, Nandini) were in attendance, and made a punch in a giant medicinal jar.
1.5 c lemon juice
1.5 c orange juice
1.5 c grapefruit juice
2 c pitted cherries
1 pineapple, chunked
1 c mint, destemmed
2.5 c light brown sugar (stir into the tea, and let the whole concoction cool)
2 quarts of tea: combination of assam black tea and lapsang souchoung
1.75 L Sailor Jerry spiced rum
1 L soda water
Muddle mint (we had to use a tenderizer in such a large jar) with some of the tea/sugar combo.
Add cherries, and lightly muddle more to express the cherry juice.
Add all the ingredients, stir, and let macerate in fridge for 1-4 hours.
When ready to serve, add a ton of ice and the entire bottle of soda.
Attach warning label. Party on.
So, after we made this punch (and before we went boating) we got very exciting news. We were featured on a Parisian site called My Little Paris on Friday, in their app section called My Little App. We went “free” internationally for it, figuring it would be nice to have more exposure. I thought we’d have, I don’t know- maybe 1500 downloads or something…
Wrong. So wrong.
11,000 downloads! I can’t even wrap my head around that! Isn’t that neato?
France, US, Belgium, Russia, Singapore, Australia… downloads from all over! And apparently, we are making waves in Kazakhstan too. Who knew?