It's the weekend. Have a drink.

If we're going to stay in keeping with our theme, we should be drinking sweet mint tea, which is divine and will rot your teeth in about a week. Technically I suppose you could cool some, add a splash of gin or vodka, and some seltzer, and it would probably be quite nice. I'll have to try it out and see.

For something a bit more festive and exotic, my vote goes for a Rose Martini.They taste like liquid Turkish Delight. With gin.

I would use Hendrick's because the aromatic flavor will blend nicely with the rose - shake up your chosen ratio of gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and a few drops rosewater - you should be able to find this in most large grocery stores - if you can manage to find rose petals, scatter them in the glass, and if you're feeling adventurous maybe a slice or two of cucumber. That's it. Lay back on your cushions, and start trying to figure out which of your fellow guests had motive AND opportunity.

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