The chores are done, the day’s “to do list” is complete, the kids are asleep and you need to relax… drinks anyone?
I’m sure many of you are waving frantically enough that I’ll feel my monitor shaking! I, for one, am always up for a nice, new, green adventure that goes beyond the daily routine of regulating water and energy usage, keeping harsh chemicals at bay, reusable bags and recycling!
Thanks to Paul Abercrombie, I can look forward to an adult beverage adventure in his new book Organic, Shaken and Stirred. It’s the first book of its kind, full of unique creations and, the photos are so deliciously tempting, I want to lick the pages… and then grab my car keys and head to the store! (Okay, so a bike would be greener transportation, but balancing the bottles can be tricky!)
In all seriousness, just like all of the foods and beverages we consume, cocktails made with organic alcohol and ingredients also mean organic growing methods that are less harmful for growers, better for our environment and more sustainable. (See, when you host an “Organic Mojito Night” you’re actually being environmental!)
Speaking of… I love, love, love Mojitos… so this speaks to me…
Prickly Pear Mojito
- 2 ounces organic rum
- 3 organic mint leaves
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed organic lime juice
- ¼ ounce organic prickly pear juice (canned or fresh)
- splash of club soda
Combine the first four ingredients in an ice cube-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into an ice cube-filled glass. Top with the club soda and give a quick stir.
Mmmm… can you already taste yourself relaxing?
Now, the next time you host a party, whip up a tasty concoction for a few friends, or simply settle in for the night with your beloved, skip all of those commercial, syrupy mixers and eco-unfriendly ingredients, and instead… get Organic, Shaken and Stirred.