Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stainless Steel Straws in action

Made these drinks for a cocktail hour yesterday, and my new straws worked and looked awesome, especially for Mojitos------no crushed mint leaves in your mouth.


The Fredy Family said...

do you hang them next to the knives when they are not in use? :-)

Nancy said...

Nice. Do you have a good Mojito recipe to share?

Jeremy Burlingame said...
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Jeremy Burlingame said...

- 1 1/2 oz light rum
- 1 tbs superfine sugar
- Lime wedges
- Club soda
- Mint sprigs

Muddle mint leaves, superfine sugar and lime in a mixing glass. Add 1 1/2 oz light rum and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain the mixture into a tall glass and top with club soda. Garnish with fresh mint sprig. Sugarcane syrup can be used to replace superfine sugar.

But I like to make a simple syrup by boiling water and adding sugar to it and storing in the fridge. It works great to sweeten drinks like this or iced coffees or teas. Another recommendation is instead of soda water or seltzer using Asti Spumante.