Monday, July 01, 2013

h e l l o

Hi there!
June is over?  So hard to believe.
As usual, it has taken me some time to adjust to the summer schedule.
My parents were here and were able to kick my home and yard into shape.  It felt so great to spend time with them and have the extra help.  
My mom and I spent time every day knitting.  That felt great, too.  I took photos of her new sweater that she finished while she was here.  I'll be sure to show that.  It's so cute!
A new delicious, refreshing summer drink was discovered.

Basil Mojitos
About 8 large basil leaves
3 tsp superfine sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup white rum
1/2 cup club soda
lime wedges
Muddle the basil leaves in a large cocktail shaker with the sugar and lime juice.  Add rum, and ice and give it a shake.  Pour over ice and top with club soda.  Garnish with lime.

I plan on drinking more of those in July.

Happy July!


Caroline said...

Mojitos! It's exactly what I need now... we are starting our move tomorrow... I keep your recipe for the moment and will try it as soon as everything is calm again.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

It is so hard to believe. Hello July. Your recipe looks like it would be pretty delicious sans rum too. Lime, sugar, basil, sparkles--tasty! Thanks.

Acorn to Oak said...

The visit from your parents sounds like it was really nice. The Basil Mojito recipe sounds interesting. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Suzanne said...

What a welcoming doorstep! I love seeing your mom's fingers in action and can't wait to see her finished sweater. Happy summer!

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house on hill road said...

ooh, a basil mojito is something i can definitely get behind! i'm not a huge mint fan - will be trying this soon. thanks, l.

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Hilary said...

Summer mojitos and knitting sound like heaven!!!

Camila Faria said...

What a great idea: basil mojitos! I have to try it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! I have friends coming for a Mexican dinner. These will be the perfect drinks to make it a party.