A few weeks ago I teameded up with Lara Duren, artist, stylist and woman about town, for a lovely Sunday afternoon of drinking and drawing. Lara set up an elaborate still-life in her living room, I made cocktails and we sipped and sketched to our hearts’ delight.
I’m not particularly good at drawing, but really enjoyed having an excuse to sit around and draw a still life. Seriously- drawing is great for concentration, observation and meditation, artistic merit aside. I highly recommend rounding up some friends, arranging some interesting objects on a coffee table, making some cocktails and sketching away. Simple as that.
I made a variation of the watermelon cocktail from my last post (this one contained ginger beer) and a cucumber cocktail made with the generic-looking “cucumber beverage” I once found in the International aisle at the grocery store and now cannot get enough of (incidentally, if you’re ever wanting to buy me a gift I’ll really love, consider a lifetime supply of ginger beer and cucumber soda”). Look around to see if you can find some in your grocery store or Asian market. If not, I know Dry makes a less-sweet version of cucumber soda that would work well.
- 1 oz vodka or gin
- juice of 1/4 lime
- 1 oz ginger beer
- top with cucumber soda
mix all ingredients in a glass with ice. serve very cold
All photos by Shawn Poynter.
For more projects like this one, check out the Domesticity page.