MOJITOS.

Mojitos. The ultimate summer drink. Refreshing, delicious, and so easy to make.  Follow this recipe and you’ll be sipping some summer sweetness in no time at all. And please, whatever you do, never buy the prepackaged mix!

2 ounces of white rum
1 ounce simple syrup or sweetened lime juice
(simple syrup // equal parts sugar and water, dissolved together)
8-10 fresh mint leaves (the more mint, the merrier)
1 small lime juiced

Combine ingredients and muddle the leaves with a muddler or hard flat surface (e.g. end of a wooden spoon). The more you muddle, the more mint flavor you will taste. Add a generous amount of ice and top off your glass with club soda or sparkling water. Stir and enjoy! (Note If you like your cocktails sweeter, just add more sweetened lime juice or simple syrup)

KATIE DAVIES.

Photographs © Katie Davies.

I have a few favorite photographers that I follow regularly and one of my absolute, without a doubt, all time favorites has to be Katie Davies. She is an Australian food photographer who really knows how to make me hungry. I think it is safe to say that food photography is most successful when it makes your mouth water, maybe even for something you don’t even like! Ms. Davies does just that. Her images are raw and real and each become their own work of art. This woman is pretty much my idol. Check out her complete portfolio here.