Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello "weekend"

It's hot. I'm tired. We're childless (for the evening). I'm making a drink!


Feel the same? Make my "Hello Weekend" Mojito. These are best when sipped with a loved one on a hot, sticky summer's night.

"Hello Weekend" Mojito
Makes 4 drinks. (Why make one when you can share with friends?)

Ingredients:

  • 4 high ball glasses
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 20 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
  • Ice
  • 6 ounces light rum
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • 4 large strawberries, sliced
  • Club soda
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
Place 4-5 mint sprigs and 1 tablespoon sugar in each glass. Muddle to release oil from mint. Place ice in glasses and pour in approximately 1-2 ounces of rum (depending on desired strength). Divide lime juice and strawberries evenly between glasses. Top off each glass with club soda. Garnish each glass with a lime slice and straw.

Hope you enjoy your weekend, whenever it may be. It's 5 o'clock, somewhere, right?!
Cheers.