Sunday, December 14, 2014
Mojitos for the Holiday! #recipe @LucyBurdette
LUCY BURDETTE: Before visiting Cuba last month, I had never tasted a Mojito, never mind made one. But now it's my new favorite drink. And I think it would be a perfect holiday libation, what with the red and green coloring--red from the bitters, and green from the mint.
First I'll take you on a tour of some of the drinks I tasted (all for your benefit of course, in order to bring you home something spectacular.)
Here was the one that was most perfect:
This one was very good too:
This one took the prize for the most bilious color (though I drank it
And this was the daiquiri that I was forced to order when the bar was out of mint:
And here's my recipe:
one lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4 to 5 sprigs mint per glass
2 teaspoons sugar
1 to 2 ounces rum, depending on how strong you want the drink
Start by crushing several slices of lime, several slices of lemon, the mint, and 2 teaspoons of sugar in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add the rum and stir. Fill the glass with ice. Fill the ice with club soda. Mix and add a splash of bitters on top.
Cheers! Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!
Still need gift ideas? Check out yesterday's post...