Well, I'm heading to Miami for a little bit of R&R, so there won't be any posts for the next five days or so.
But let me leave you with a little taste of the town to hold you over until then:
2 shots light rum
Juice of 2 limes
2 teaspoons simple sugar syrup (or 2 teaspoons powdered sugar and 2-3 teaspoons of water)
Several fresh mint leaves
In a tall glass, crush and muddle the mint leaves and the sugar or syrup using a fork or spoon.Pour in the rum, add the lime juice, and stir well.
Add ice, then top off with a couple of splashes of club soda or seltzer water.
Add a mint sprig as garnish.
(PS: this website includes instructions on how to make your own simple syrup if you want to try it out. )
It's unfortunate, but the Mojito has become maybe a bit TOO trendy a drink in New York. In some bars, I just don’t feel quite beautiful enough to order one.
But in Miami--I don't know--it just seems like a more appropriate drink, in kind of a Hemingway sort of way.
See you next week!