Sunday, August 9, 2009
Fwwuuuufff!! (that's the sound of me blowing the dust off of this blog)
As per popular request, we'll get things going again with a refreshing approach to getting drunk!
This drink brings together the wonders of Mexico and Thailand. It is also conveniently a vaccine for both Swine and Avian flu! (apologies to Rodrigo and Eric).
Je present the Blue Thai Mojito!! While it doesn't look like the classic mojito, the lime and mint flavours are still very strong while the cilantro and curacao give it very refreshing twist.
This recipe comes from the book Sipps & Apps.
1.5 oz of white rum or bacardi limon rum
0.25 oz of blue curacao
1.5 oz of coco-mint simple syrup (recipe to follow)
1 oz of lime juice (approx 1 large lime)
2 oz of club soda
Pour into a tall glass filled with ice (like 5 cubes) blue curacao, then rum, then simple syrup, lime and club soda to finish.
Drink that bitch!
Coco-mint simple syrup: (enough to make 1.5 cups or 8 drinks)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
0.5 cup shredded sweetened coconut
0.5 bunch fresh mint, torn
6 large sprigs of cilantro
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (i couldn't taste them but whatever)
Place all ingredients into a small pot and bring to a boil for 2-3 mins.
Take pot of heat and let all the ingredients stew for about 1 hour.
Strain all the big stuff to give you a slightly pale white syrup and place in fridge for a a couple of hours (or just serve right away if you want to get drunk much faster, the ice will cool it down).
So, enjoy and let this be the first of many more blogs to come!!