The Great Schism

Sundays in the summer when we are around have a nice rhythm in the Fred household.  Get up, go to church, come home and adjourn to the pool for some relaxing and (of course) food, usually on the grill.  As loyal readers will know I am much more partial to beer and wine than I am liquor but Mrs. F and I have gotten into the habit of having an afternoon “pool drink.”  It varies somewhat:  when local white peaches are in season we have been known to have a Bellini or a peach margarita.  But generally over the last few years it has been the mojito.  Lately however there has been discord in paradise as Mrs. F has  a new favorite. 

Fred’s Mojito. In a large glass:

2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

8-10 Fresh mint leaves

Muddle them together, crushing the mint to release the flavor.  I got this  one for father’s day some time ago and its wonderful.  Then add

 several lime quarters

1 1/2 to 2 oz. of simple syrup depending on your taste

2 oz of Bacardi Silver rum (don’t bother with anything else!)

Add a cup or so of crushed ice, top off with club soda and gently stir.  If you’re feeling really fancy garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.  Enjoy.

NEXT:  the interloper

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One response to “The Great Schism

  1. The mojito was my beloved as well until I discovered the Caipirhina (insert Homer Simpson drool here). I invented a summer frozen drink that has a mojitoness to it…check it out http://frederickvegetarian.wordpress.com

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