I've been practicing my mojito making skills this week in anticipation for my lovely friend, Miranda, and her family coming for a visit soon. She told me she's been dreaming about drinking mojitos by the ocean. What are friends for, if not to grant these kinds of wishes?
I used the recipe below and then added a few fresh raspberries for decoration/extra flavor. Can't wait to hand this refreshing beverage to my long-time gal pal!
2 Tbl. fresh lime juice
2 heaping tsp. superfine sugar
1 C crushed ice
12 fresh mint leaves + sprig for garnish
1/4 C White Rum
2 Tbl club soda
Stir together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 C crushed ice. Tear mint leaves in half and add to glass. Gently stir (muddle) for about 15 seconds, then add rum, remaining ice, and club soda. Gently stir for 5 seconds and serve!
Today's Gratitude List:
- the shiny new kitchen faucet (and plumbers)
- friendly neighbors (it's nice to actually know their names)
- healthy family