First we enjoyed Sazeracs at a bar downtown. They were perfectly balanced and after my first one, I was ready to book a ticket to New Orleans ASAP!
Then this weekend, I pulled out an old recipe for Satsuma Mojitos and saw that it is from Cochon in New Orleans.
These mojitos are light, refreshing, citrusy and a perfect way to capture some of the citrusy sun and infuse these dreary winter evenings. Actually, it's easy to forget that there's even alcohol in these.
|Energy of the sun!|
From the New York Times, December 8, 2010
Makes 2 drinks
1 lime, halved
3 Satsumas, halved
4 springs fresh mint
1/2 cup light rum
2 tablespoons simple syrup
1/2 cup club soda
Squeeze the the juice from the lime into a shaker. Remove the fruit from the Satsuma rinds and place in shaker. Tear up the leaves from 2 springs of mint and place in shaker. Muddle.
Add 1/2 cup rum, 2 tablespoons simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Top each glass with 2 ounces (1/4 cup) club soda.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint.