Earlier today I found myself up in Roseville for the Volkswagen Invasion meet up. Patrick, himself a VW enthusiast, thought it would be a fun event. Plus, he told me, it was happening at a swap meet.
I'm always up for a good swap meet! It's practically a giant garage sale: Tons of treasures just waiting to be uncovered. The only downside to the event, besides the drive, was the temp. At 106 degrees, it was DANG HOT.
Not to be phased, we made it up there in time to see rows and rows of bugs, buses, beetles, notch-backs, square backs, dune buggies, and even a thing or two. Basically everything das Volkswagen.
In Particular, Patrick loved chatting with the other buss owners and trading cars stats. It felt good to see that our single cab bus is truly a one-of-a-kind Volkswagen.
After we got our fill of the VWs, we wandered through the giant meet and I got the chance to rummage. They had everything from socks, to power tools, to pet food! I especially enjoyed looking through the old plates and silverware. As I did, Patrick reminded me... whatever you buy you have to carry back!
Once the heat became too much, and we'd begun to melt, we headed home.
Along the ride home I began fanaticizing about what cocktail I wanted to have when we got there. I realized I had a couple of nectarines and peaches leftover from the farmers market. I also had ginger beer. BINGO BANGO. A stone fruit moscow mule, it would be.
After the two hour car ride, this drink was exactly what we needed. The ultimate in refreshing cocktails.
|stone fruit moscow mules||
4 oz vodka
2 oz lime juice
- 2 small nectarines, peaches, or other stone fruit
- ginger beer
- Slice stone fruit in half and remove the pits. Cut into into 1/4" slices.
- Layer the glass with ice and a few slices.
- Place remaining slices (reserve two for the glasses), vodka, and lime juice in a shaker. Shake to incorporate ingredients.
- Strain the mixture and pour into prepared glasses. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a stone fruit wedge.