A few weeks ago I was over at my friends house for dinner. While Sp8 was whipping up some delicious pesto his wifey Sizzle (or Nassim if you want to be proper) whipped up a tasty tasty beverage. It is, as far as I know, unnamed. So I'm going to name it... Basilemy. ??? I'm not the greatest at naming things. Anyways, this drink is so refreshing. So light and cool and just....fresh. I'm terrible at describing things too. Let me tell you what's in it.
Basil. Lemon. Simple syrup. Club soda.
For the drink in the picture I used 7 large basil leaves (rinsed first). 1 whole lemon (you may want less, I love lemon) halved then squeezed. 2 table spoons simple sugar (48 calories!). Filled the rest with club soda. This is my new favorite drink. Of course I'm currently obsessed with any and all things basil.
And now it's time for Underrated Actors/Actresses #3!!
Ever since I jumped out of my skin watching 28 Days Later, I've known and adored Cillian. Aside from those baby blues, that mouth, and those cheek bones he is a seriously talented actor. He's all over the place from Inception to Batman Begins to Red Eye and he is fabulous. Not just a pretty face either. The ups and downs that his character reaches in The Edge of Love is impressive. My heart broke with his and you really understand his pain and confusion when all hell breaks loose. He's been around, but hasn't been the lead in anything in much much too long. Know him, love him, watch him.