My Miami Vice: Mojitos!
Thanks to Robert Robinson for last week’s interview and for responding to comments here in my absence. I took a computer break and didn’t bring my Surface Pro with me to Miami. It was nice to be free of technology for a few days, although I did have my cell and posted a few pics on Facebook. Here’s one of me and my daughters, in case you missed it.
The trip was a lot of fun. It was my first visit to Miami, and though we didn’t have time for much touristy stuff—we were there to meet with the vendors for my daughter’s October wedding (the cutie-pie in the glasses is the bride-to-be, and the other cutie-pie is her maid-of-honor, my other daughter) and visit the venue—we did manage to hit the beach and do a bit of shopping at Bayside, which is where the above photo was taken. We ate dinner outdoors at a little Cuban restaurant, and I enjoyed my first mojito. I’m usually a margarita girl, but I keep hearing about mojitos and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Yum! It was so good that I Googled the recipe. Here you go, courtesy of Cat Cora and Food Network:
4 tablespoons cane sugar, plus more to rim glass
4 cups ice
6 ounces light rum
10-12 mint sprigs
6 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 slices lime
Moisten the rims of four glasses with lime and dip into the cane sugar. Set aside.
Place ice in beverage shaker, then add the rum. Break up half of the mint leaves and add to the shaker with the lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.
I know, I know—that’s a lot of sugar packed into one little drink. But trust me, it’s worth it. 🙂
Special thanks to the mother-of-the-groom, Maggie Vazquez, for playing chauffeur on Friday. We never could have navigated Miami without her. She got us to every appointment right on time, in spite of the traffic. (Dinner with the Vazquez family on Saturday night was a treat, too! The homemade flan…OMG. Melt-in-your-mouth amazing.)
So, we met the wedding vendors, walked the venue, and now it’s just a matter of counting days until October 15th. My daughter still has some odds and ends to take care of, but the big stuff is done. With only five months to go, you know it’s going to fly!
Does anyone have advice for this mother-of-the-bride? Anything special I should know? (Like drink the mojitos at the reception, not the ceremony. Ha.) I’m collecting pieces of advice, Buttercup! Please leave a comment with something I absolutely need to know!
See you next week! Thanks for hanging out with me.
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