My contribution to enjoying the summer: a gingery fizzy mixed drink:
1 1/2 ounces of vodka
1/2 ounce of ginger liqueur
1/4 ounce of dry vermouth
3 ounces of dry sparkling wine
I served it with several pieces of pickled watermelon rind on a skewer stood in it.
Word to the wise: it’s less innocent than it tastes.