Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our new Cocktail

She gets confused sometimes about tonic, club soda and seltzer. On a recent trip to Canada she stayed at Falkridge, a house built by Mogens Smed and acquired by Haworth when they bought his company out. They used it as a conference center and guest house for people visiting the factory. We have stayed there a few times, it is stunning.

On her last trip (probably the last time either of us will ever stay there since Haworth sold it to some rich guy before leaving town) the bartender was making Mojitos. She said they were the best she had ever had and insisted that they were made with tonic and triple sec. I think she was confused.

In any event we went out an bought an aluminum muddler.I tried to duplicate the drink She said She had. A traditional Mojito is made with
  • 1 jigger of White Rum
  • 1 jigger Fresh lime juice
  • 3 sprigs of Mint
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • Club Soda
She insisted they used tonic, so we experimented. Eventually we settled on a different combination which tastes pretty good;

  • 1 jigger White Rum
  • 1 jigger of Triple Sec
  • 1 jiggerFresh lime juice
  • 3 sprigs of Mint
  • Tonic Water
We named it the Moj-quito, since it might be effective against malaria.

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