Making an Upcycled Bench and an Upscale Gin and Tonic

There was nowhere to sit on the porch of my 101 year old craftsman style house, so I built a bench out of reclaimed wood and threaded pipe. Of course, if you’re going to relax on your porch bench, you need a cocktail, and the perfect relax-on-your-stoop drink is the Gin and Tonic. I make mine with a little something extra.

Gin and Tonic:
To a highball full of ice, add
2 oz of your favorite Gin
Top off with your favorite Tonic
Rub a slice of cucumber around the glass and set on the rim
Add 10 or 12 bruised whole peppercorns
Enjoy on a hot summer afternoon