Archives for January 2011

The Equator Shooter

I haven’t been able to concentrate very well lately – my mind keeps wandering to an island in the sun. In fact, in just a few days my toes will be happily wiggling in some warm sand. As we head in the direction of the equator we will celebrate the beginning of a tropical holiday with one (or possible two!) of these yummy concoctions. Maybe you would like one too?

The Equator Shooter

1/2 oz peach schnapps
1/2 oz white rum
Grenadine syrup

Layer ingredients in the exact order. Grenadine should sit on top for a little bit before sliding down the inside of the shot glass.

photo: Pamela Ott

Mojito Monday

Ahhh…it’s Monday and I have the day off so….I believe it will be a Mojito Monday!! Want to join me?

Monday Mojito

8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce chilled club soda

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lime juice and simple syrup and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.