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Weekly Boozer: Cuban Bul

In Uncategorized, Weekly Boozer on August 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

It’s no bull. It’s a BOOL. This is a beer spritzer which is popular in Cuba. It’s refreshing, cool and an easy sipper for the summer! I’m a sucker for anything with lime in it and this is a real treat. Enjoy.

CUBAN BUL

1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 (12 ounce) bottle of pilsner beer, chilled
1 (12 ounce) bottle of ginger ale, chilled
4 lime slices, optional
plenty of ice!!
 
*if you like a sweeter spritzer add a Tbsp or two of Agave or simple syrup.
 

Directions: Combine the first 3 ingredients in a pitcher, we used Beck’s for the beer (*sweeten if you like); serve over ice with lime garnish. Sip your day away! This makes about 4 glasses – so feel free to double or triple the recipe!!

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Weekly Boozer: Strawberry Mojitos

In Uncategorized, Weekly Boozer on April 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails.  They are so bright and refreshing, especially on a hot spring day.  The addition of fruit adds a wonderful taste of spring and the summer to come.  Hope you enjoy.

Strawberry Mojitos

  • 1-2 Tbsps of simple syrup
  • about 2 fresh strawberries
  • about 3-4 fresh spearmint sprigs (12-15+ leaves)
  • soda water
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 1.5 ounces of light rum

Directions: In a cocktail glass,  squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass, add a few wedges (if desired), then muddle the simple syrup, strawberries,and mint leaves together with a muddler or blunt object. Crush the strawberries and mint leaves well. *you can strain at this point if you don’t like the mint & strawberry bits in your drink. add the rum and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top off with soda water.

This could be done with any variety of fruits (mangoes, raspberries, etc.).  The strawberries add their own flavor profile and sweetness to the drink so I use less simple syrup than I would for a regular mojito. Cheers! 🙂