And this year, I don't even have the dubious comfort of my beloved gin and tonics. Downer.
However! I have found something that while not at all like a G&T--in that it has no inebriating effect whatsoever nor the delightful tang of quinine--is still quite refreshing and at least a change from plain water.
Sparkling lemonade: Juice from one lemon, a little simple syrup, and seltzer from my unlimited supply. Plus ice, of course. Beer mug optional. Cat totally unnecessary.
Cubby prefers to hydrate with watermelon. And no nice, neat little cut-up cubes either; he wants the full-on, drip-down-your-face, coat-you-with-sticky-juice slice.
Which is why he eats it outside, immediately before bathtime.
The long holiday weekend starts tomorrow, duckies. Load up on your refreshment of choice, and have a good one.