Let’s mix things up with adventure and a mojito!
If you are really on an adventure, challenging yourself, and living close to the edge, you will run into roadblocks, hiccups, and certainly misadventures. I certainly have. Some of my favorite stories around the dinner table or a bonfire are these misadventures, for example, being stung on my nose by a hornet right before meeting my former in-laws in Brazil while my head was the size of a basketball. Oh, and don’t get me started on my adventures in Cuba over the last five years. CANDELA (WOW)!
In fact, on one of these trips to Cuba, my dear friend and sister from another mister, Yislaine, told me,
“In Cuba, there are no problems, only situations. One situation, one mojito. Two situations, two mojitos.”
After sharing her Cuban wisdom of mojitos, I wanted to give you a way to turn your problems, misadventures, or situations into a thing of the past with a true Cuban mojito recipe.
So Prepare to Mojito Your Situations Away!
Mojito Recipe for 4 from my recent book Cubicle to Cuba
- 6 oz. light rum (ron)
- 6 tbsp. lime juice (jugo de limón)
- 4 tbsp. sugar (azúcar)
- club soda (agua gaseada)
- Bitters (angostura)
- 12 mint sprigs (hierba buena)
- 4 slices of lime (limón)
- Highball glass (vaso)
- Place all ingredients in shaker minus limes, 4 sprigs of mint, bitters, soda water.
- Pour shaken mixture into 4 glasses of ice.
- Splash each glass with soda water to taste.
- Add one to two drops of bitters to each glass.
- Garnish with one fresh sprig of mint and a lime slice.
Remember one situation, one mojito; two situations, two mojitos; three situations, three mojitos. When all your balls drop with a full-blown catastrophe, make four—but be prepared to hit the floor.
Enjoy the mojito recipe. It’s cheaper than therapy!
If you are interested in more adventures from Cuba and recipes, get and gift my recent book Cubicle to Cuba: Desk Job to Dream Job.
As always, here’s to looking up!2