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Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's a good day for a Mojito....

Our dear friends Roseann and Pat took us out to brunch at the Greenwich, CT Hyatt to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Sunday brunch at the Hyatt is really, really, really good. We had reservations for the 11:30 seating. Well, sitting, eating, drinking many Mimosas, chatting and laughing quickly turned 11:30 into the next seating time and we decided rather than leave we would sashay over to the bar area in the atrium and have *a* drink. After getting comfy in the big cushie armchairs, we asked the bartender what he recommended. "It's a good day for a Mojito" he said. After a few minutes he came back with the most delicious drinks, apologizing for the 'delay' (as if we would have noticed!) because he needed to get fresher mint! Well, they were y-u-m-m-y! Here's a pic of our drinks, and a shot of part of the atrium where we had brunch. It really is so light and airy and pretty in there. Oh...yeah...bonus? They have a chocolate fountain. Whooo hooo! Roseann makes fantastic Mojitos with this recipe from Bacardi:

For 1 serving:
1.5 oz Bacardi Rum (light)
12 fresh spearmint leaves
1/2 lime - squeeze
7 oz club soda
2 tbsp simple syrup (Ro uses 2 T water and 2 T sugar and boil until dissolved
(or 4 tsp sugar)

2 qt pitcher
9 oz rum
72 mint leaves
12 T or 3/4 cup of fresh lime juice
49 oz of club soda - (Ro uses cold seltzer)
12 T or 3/4 cup of simple syrup

Gently crush mint leaves in a glass or pitcher. Ro uses a wooden spoon to crush but you can use one of those mortar and pestle type thingies. Add lime juice. Pour in sweet syrup and fill glass or pitcher with ice. Add rum and seltzer.

Garnish with line wedges and sprigs of mint.


Thanks for the recipe and the fantastic brunch, Ro! xo xo -CS ^..^


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Corgi PUPPIES in your banner. :) Hi, Cathy! Hyacinth Wigglebottom Bailey is a tricolor Pem. Yay, Corgis!


Anonymous said...

Did you know they are now growing an actual Mojito mint? Yup! My friends with the big 5 acre garden have it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'll have to get some Mojito mint, but meanwhile, I will have to just use the mint I have. Cathy inspired me - We are having potato salad and mojitos with hamburgers and chili for dinner. Thanks Cat!