Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This weekend, I bought the 6 least juicy limes in the history of citrus. My projected afternoon of guzzling mojitos was whittled down to one for me and one for Mom. Wild. Anyway, they were still tasty. Next time I think I'll toss a basil leaf or two in there too.

About 95% of the time, I've found you can cut back the sugar in a recipe without ill effect. In this case, though, the lime is just too potent so Mom made squinchy sour faces. Whole tablespoon of sugar per drink it is!

7-8 mint leaves
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp superfine sugar
2 ounces light rum (plain ole Bacardi)
2 oz cold club soda

To a highball glass, add your mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar. Smoosh (the technical term is "muddle") the mint against the bottom of the glass with your fancy muddler. Don't have a fancy pantsy muddler? Use a wooden spoon like I did. Get as much of the sugar to dissolve as possible. Add your rum and club soda, give a good stir, top of with ice and a little garnish and swill away, fellow boozebags!

Serves one. Repeat as necessary.

(Next time I'm in Sur La Table I'm totally buying that stupid cute little wooden stick.)