Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mary-age Mojitos


Congratulations to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe!

Mary-age Strawberry Mojitos
10 servings, 8 oz. each

It doesn’t matter who you are standing with at the altar as long as you are in love and have minty fresh breath.

The strawberry garnish looks like a heart!  
60 fresh mint leaves
3/4 cup sugar
8 limes, divided (slice 4 and juice remaining)
16 strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 1 [1 qt.] container)
1 bottle (750 ml) chilled light rum
1 liter chilled club soda

Place mint in a wide shallow bowl. Add sugar, lime slices and lime juice; muddle leaves with a pestle or wooden spoon until they are slightly bruised.  Add strawberries; muddle just enough to release some of their juices.  Scrape into 2 qt. serving pitcher.

Fill pitcher with ice. Add rum and club soda; stir gently. 

To serve, ladle over ice in tall glasses. Top with a strawberry for garnish. 

Note: these are potent cocktails ("doubles").

Mary Cheney and Heather Poe

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