Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mojito Trio - Strawberry, Pineapple, Nectarine

Mojito Trio
Strawberry, Pineapple, Nectarine

I hate moving but as life would have it, this is the seventh time I've moved in nine years. 

The Readers Digest version: 
1. Castle Rock, Colorado
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Castle Rock, Colorado
4. Parker, Colorado
5. Sanibel Island, Florida
6. Conifer, Colorado
7. Superior, Colorado!

The past month has been filled with packing, unpacking, piles of boxes and paper, mopping, cleaning, dry chapped hands; absolutely too much fast food and hundreds of miles hither and yon! 

I was hit with the realization that I'm about three quarters of the way unpacked so I decided to get my drink on by making a trio of Mojitos!  I can't think of a better way to relax than the crisp sweet flavor of a Mojito. OK, maybe three mojitos! 

Pineapple Mojito

Basic Fruit Puree Recipe
2 cups fruit of choice chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
1-2 mint leaves

In separate batches, cook fruit mint and sugar on medium high heat until fruit is soft. Do not add water.  Mash fruit with spoon or in the case of pineapple, blend in a Cuisinart till smooth.  Softer fruit does not need to be pureed.

Mojito Recipe
Makes 1 - 8 ounce cocktail
5-6 mint leaves
1 lime
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 ounces white rum
1 heaping tablespoon fruit puree
2 ounces club soda
crushed ice

In a cocktail shaker, squeeze lime over mint leaves, muddle with wooden spoon, add sugar, fruit puree, rum and blend to combine, fill shaker with ice, place lid firmly on top, shake drink several times.  Pour mixture into cocktail glass leaving head space and fill to the rim with club soda.  Garnish with fruit, lime wedges and mint leaves.

Strawberry Mojito

Nectarine Mojito

Freeze leftover fruit puree in ice cube trays and remove frozen cubes and store in plastic resealable baggie for up to one month.

Each flavor was delicious, refreshing and relaxing! I needed no help polishing off my Trio of Mojitos! CHEERS!

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  1. Gosh, these are some gorgeous looking cocktail! Any left for me, dear? Hahaha!

  2. Wish I could join you in a glass of this delicious looking drink! And after that, help you with your packing! Wow! You have moved seven times? Hope everything goes well and smooth as planned, Rebecka!


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