Sunday, 7 December 2014

Advent calendar 7 - Chinks...

Of course what would Christmas be without a few drinks? 

Well, today is Sunday and as usual my Sunday afternoons, particularly the ones where the hail and rain freezes on the windows, are made just a little warmer with a Mojito or two.

Today's Mojitos were particularly required as we spent most of the early afternoon putting up Christmas decorations. Over the years my joy at doing this has become less with each passing year and today - to be perfectly honest - I almost couldn't be bothered at all.

Thankfully they are up now and it won't be too long before we are taking them down.

So with that I formally declare the time of day to be Mojito time! Please feel free to join me.

Here's what you need...

70ml white rum
Mint Leaves
Lime wedges
25ml sugar syrup
Soda water

Here's how you do it...

Crush the mint in your palms to releases the aromas and place at the bottom of the glass.
Chop lime into slices and place on top of the mint.
Add sugar syrup on top of the mint and lime.
Muddle gently to release the lime juices.
Fill your glass 3/4 full with crushed ice
Pour in white rum and soda water.
Stir everything together well, sugar rim the glass, and garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig if you can be bothered.


1 comment:

  1. Clare Pritchard God, that sound gorgeous!!!! Drooling here...

    Clare Pritchard And cheers to you matey!!! X

    Andrew Height Be rude not to Clare

    Clare Pritchard Yes, i've been cooking oxtail stew for the last five hours so i think i deserve a glass of red, boring in comparison!!!! V Jealous, you've even salted em you perfectionist!!!!! X

    Andrew Height Mint sugar Clare

    Kevin Parrott Second G&T just poured.

    Andrew Height I think I may join you Kevin

    Catherine Halls-Jukes Mulled wine for us

    Kevin Parrott Cooking time now....... and another G&T.

    Andrew Height Lamb cutlets in balsamic and mint jus with boulangere potatoes and creamed cabbage for us Kevin. You?

    Kevin Parrott To start, king prawns with garlic & coriander on deep fried bread...
    Chicken with sundried tomato vinaigrette, leek mash potato, asparagus, harlequin carrots.

    Andrew Height Great scoff Kevin.

    Sharon Taylor my sauvignon blanc and roast pork with carrots, cauliflower, broccoli,cabbage, leek, roast potatos and red onion and sage stuufing sounds lovely as well. Enjoy your dinner x

    Andrew Height We are so lucky. Yum yum Sharon.