As the world knows, our President is here on vacation this week. I have yet to catch a glimpse of him but can assure you the motorcade drive by does a number on a baby monitor. Everyone seems to be living their last moments of summer – for better or worse. We are hoping to move into our new house in the next couple of weeks which is a huge huge huge excitement. Nick has been working like a crazy man to get it ready for us and I can’t wait to enjoy it during our last moments of a family of three. Yesterday I wrote all of Dylan’s preschool notes on my calendar. I can’t believe my calendar now has things like “parent conferences” included – how did this happen?

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I’m sharing this Raspberry Lime Rickey recipe because my mom has had the makings on hand all summer and before these last weeks of August are suddenly over we all deserve a refreshing sip.

Raspberry Lime Rickey

1 cup raspberries
2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
2 tablespoons water
limes, 1 per person

To make the raspberry sauce, whizz raspberries, sweetener, and water in a food processor until smooth. Strain the sauce over a fine sieve or cheesecloth into a bowl. When ready to assemble, fill a cup with ice, add desired amount of raspberry sauce, juice of 1 lime, and top with seltzer. Stir to combine.