Do any of you food lovers ever watch Simply Homemade with Sandra Lee (I think that’s what it’s called)? It worries me that she has ‘COCKTAIL TIME’ freakishly often. However, it also worries me how often I refer to myself consuming wine or other imbibments.
Anyway, I made up my very own cocktail recipe the other day. It was AWFUL. I had awesome intentions……and really thought it would be successful. How woefully, and expensively wrong I was.
I am growing Chocolate Mint. Actually Mr. Perfectly planted it for me, but I go cut it when I want to use it. So, one Saturday I was thinking of ways to utilize my Chocolate Mint. I decided that some sort of Raspberry/Chocolate cocktail would be lovely.
Now, I don’t do frozen drinks. I get the Ice Cream Headache when I drink them, so I avoid them at all costs, but I particularly love fruity RUM drinks. I decided to make a version of a MOJITO…and I muddled together some fresh (frozen) raspberries, a little sugar and my chocolate mint. MUDDLE, MUDDLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE…or something like that.
I added some rum and some sparkling soda (Yes, I used diet 7-up---I don’t like club soda).
The result was something tasting like children’s cough syrup. I’ve tried regular mojito’s and they fail as well.
What am I doing WRONG?
Paula Deen even took mint and covered the individual mint leaves with chocolate and made her own little mints—and I’m SCARED Internet….I’m afraid that I”ll have little cough medicine nuggets!!