Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I was a lush in my former life

It's true... E and I enjoy the adult beverage more than "on occasion"... especially in the summertime. As such, TTC - and the TWW in particular, would feel even more torturous if I wasn't able to, at least, feel like I was joining in the fun around me.

For those of you interested, here is our no-fail recipe:

3 limes (we use the biggest we can find, so if you have small ones, you may want to double)
1/2 c. sugar
1 package fresh mint (~.75 oz)
3/4 bottle soda water (~24 oz)

Put the mint at the bottom of the pitcher and crush w/ wooden spoon. Juice limes into pitcher. Add sugar & stir. Add soda just before serving. Pour over ice. Enjoy. (For those of you who need your booze, use 1/2 bottle soda & one cup of clear rum. For those of you looking to cut calories, use S.plenda instead of sugar.) Makes 4-6 servings.


Adrienne said...

That sounds delicious! Here's hoping that you have to drink that for the next 10 months ;-)

jay said...

indeed. sorry if this is a silly question, but what is "1 pkg mint"??

Sara said...

Sorry, 1 pkg mint = 1 package of fresh mint. The package I use is 3/4 oz. Not a silly question at all. I will change the recipe.

Pissed OFF Housewife said...

Or use simple syrup instead of sugar.... no grainy issues.


(mine's got rum in it)

eek said...

Tasty Tasty - thanks a million for sharing. Here's to non-alcoholic mojitos in the coming year!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't had a Mojito, but it sounds like a splenda idea. Splenda.....whatever that is...but I'm hoping that it refers to splendid news AND libations! Be well. Love you. Dad

Holly said...

Yummy. I'm definitely adding rum to mine!

Keri said...

I am just so happy about this recipe! I, too, like to partake of the salted beverage now and then and This - THIS will curb my appetite!