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Monday, July 17, 2006

Thai Jito

This weekend I subjected Neighbor Blair to one of my mad mixologist experiments. There have not been any noticeable adverse side effects, so, all things considered, I believe it was a success. We both agreed that this drink will probably dominate our cocktail shakers over the summer.

Jim's Thai Mojito
1 1/2 part Light Rum
1 part freshly squeezed Lime Juice
1 part Special Thai Mixer
Soda Water
Chopped Basil
Chopped Cilantro
Sliced Strawberries
Sliced Lime

Fill half of a short glass with ice. Add rum, lime, mixer, a pinch each of basil and cilantro. Stir. Add soda to taste and a couple of strawberry and lime slices for color. Stir and serve.

Special Thai Mixer
3/4 C shredded, sweetened Coconut
Pinch of hot red pepper flakes (optional)
3/4 C sugar
1 C water
10 sprigs Mint
12 spring Cilantro
2 stalks Lemongrass (Cut into chunks and broken with a meat mallet)
5-6 Kaffir Lime Leaves (or 1 t lime zest)(optional)

Put all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and steep for 2 hours. Strain. Refrigerate until ready for use.

This makes about 6 short drinks using a shot glass as a part. Not that you'll care too much after the first two.


Blogger NeiLDC said...

WOW, i love Mojito.., ill try to make up those cocktails when i will be having my party.. anyway have you tried the Pacific Blue?

1:24 PM

Blogger El G├╝ero said...

Now that sounds tempting!

6:34 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Never heard of that on Neil, I will have to look it up!

6:42 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Tempting and borderline evil Guero :)

6:42 PM

Blogger Matthew said...

You will definitely have to make one for me when you visit Atlanta :-)

11:27 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Have shaker, will travel :)

12:45 AM

Anonymous zingtrial said...

Hi! nice posting but know I need to eat talking these cocktails,etc
Wish you well He!He!He!

7:09 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Zing!

8:40 AM

Blogger Gregor said...

Are mojitos really good? Someone told me a couple of years ago that I had to go to Elsa's (local) for one of their Mojitos and I haven't gotten around to it yet.

8:57 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Yes Gregor, they are REALLY good. Its the summer drink around these parts.

10:21 PM


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