Favourites. I've found that they always seem to change with time. My signature drink used to be the Screw Driver for as long as I remember. Somewhere along the line, I had an affair with the Cosmopolitan. Then I gave up the long legged pink beauty for the tall, dark, handsome drink. The Long Island Iced Tea. But in the midst of all this, I developed a taste for the Caipiroska and its rum based cousin the Mojito.
The bartender at our favourite restaurant, Earth, makes the best virgin Mojito I've ever had. I've been wanting to make this drink at home. For the very first time, I had all the ingredients (or at least some decent substitutes) at home. The timing couldn't have been better as I was browsing through Mansi's blog the same day and I found her recipe for Old Fashioned Cuban Mojito with Lime and Mint. I modified it a bit and S made this lovely cocktail for us last weekend.
4 fresh Mint Sprigs
2 tsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Lime Juice
60 ml Dark Rum
300 ml Limca
2 Limes, cut into quarters
Ice cubes, crushed
Crush the mint leaves along with the brown sugar and lime pieces. Divide this mixture into 2 glasses. Pour in the lime juice and the rum. Add the crushed ice cubes and top with Limca.
Since this drink had Limca, lime juice and lime wedges, it was especially tangy. This is my entry to this month's Monthly Blog Patrol of Coffee's blog, which is guest hosted for the first time by dear Sig. Now, Sig posted her AFAM Pear entry earlier today, despite having to plan for a trip. The only way I can thank her for that entry is by returning the favour. So Sig, this one is for you.