Friday, August 5, 2011

Sip and Listen

I have had a serious craving for a mojito this week, and I just learned a great trick on how to make them even better. One of our caterers at work used to bartend at Cuba Libre (may it rest in peace), and she said the trick is to use Mango Run in lieu of regular light rum...who knew? I plan on whipping up a pitcher this weekend and you should too!


  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces Mango Rum

  • 10 fresh mint leaves

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/2 cup Club Soda

  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges

Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler (or any kitchen utensil with a rounded end) to crush the mint and lime (this is the key component, so be sure to do a thorough job). Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with Club Soda. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

Genius song this week by Matthew's favorite band, Cold War Kids. The group has been together and producing records for nearly a decade but to be honest I have only enjoyed a few songs here and there. However, their new album Mine is Yours, is brills and has completely won me over. I suggest you DL soon.

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