So it’s new years eve and I am excited even though hubby and I are not leaving the house. We have a toddler now so things have changed but that doesn’t mean the fun and good times are over. This year we planned an indoor picnic (the weather is a little cold for outside). I picked up our favorite goodies at one of my favorite gourmet retailers instead of cooking. We will have a smorgasbord of cheese, fresh rosemary olive oil bread, olive oil for dipping of course, chicken salad, fresh fruit salad, and spicy Chinese noodle salad. Is your mouth-watering yet? Mine is! Don’t forget a specialty drink! We are making homemade mojitos. In case you are wondering a mojito is a wonderfully refreshing Cuban drink made famous more than a century ago. Making a specialty drink is a great way to spice up the night instead of doing the typical champagne. Don’t forget the fun of taking turns playing bartender.
Here is my Mojito recipe:
1 oz lime juice (fresh is best)
2tsp simple syrup (you can make your own)
2 sprigs fresh mint (this is a must)
A few splashes of sparkling water (I love Peligrino)
2 ounces of white rum (Bacardi is always a winner)
ice (love it crushed)
Fill up a highball glass with ice. Now muddle the lime, sugar and mint. Pour mixture in your glass and add rum. Top it off with a few splashes of your sparkling water. Garnish with a lime and some mint. Enjoy! Happy New Years! Please be safe and drink responsibly. See you next year!