Soul Food Mojito

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Happy Hour | 2 comments

Soul Food Mojito

A Soul Food Mojito!  Sometimes you just need to sit with good friends or family and have a cocktail! Studies have shown that in countries like Italy, people are more satisfied in their lives and they spend a great deal of time gathered around the table for the evening relaxing.  This quality down time feeds their soul.  They are surrounding themselves with loved ones, and forgetting about the stress in their life.

Something I learned while I was in Tanzania was PolePole.  It means slowly, slowly.  American’s are constantly on the go, constantly working on a “to do list”.  We need to recognize how important it is to slow down and notice the beauty around us.  If you are going through life always thinking about the next task you have to accomplish, how can you enjoy the moment you are in?  So take a step back, be mindful of the present time, and have a guilt free Soul Food Mojito!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime(cut in wedges)
  • 5-7 mint leaves
  • vodka(tradition mojito is made with white rum, use that if you prefer)
  • stevia to taste
  • soda water

Preparation: The key to a mojito is the muddling process.  Put the mint leaves on in a glass, then squeeze the limes into the glass, and add them to the mint leave, take a spoon or proper muddling spoon and grind the utensil you are using against the mint leaves and limes.  This will release the flavor of the mint and infuse it with the lime juice.  Add a few ice cubes, 1 1/2 ounce vodka, stevia to taste, and top with soda water.  Give it a good stir and serve!

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2 Comments

  1. Yumm! I have some Mojito Mint growing on my patio…how convenient. 🙂

  2. Clearly that is a sign to make yourself a mojito! I started all my herbs late this year, jealous you already have some growing! I’ll be posting a mint tea recipe this week too, really refreshing can be made cold or hot!

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