Food & Drink

I'm Chris - or Christopher - or Mr. Dean - or Master Christopher - or just plain Sir. I'm a self-professed foodie. I love to cook and I take great pleasure in all things edible. My husband and I are relatively new to Portland, Oregon and are enjoying our culinary explorations of the area!

Food is NOT just fuel!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Yesterday was particularly taxing for a number of reasons. And throw on top of the daily stress the fact that we're down to essentials at home. Boxes are piled, everything but the basest of necessities is secured and ready for moving. So when I realized we had a full bottle of rum, off I ran to the store for some fresh mint, limes and Club Soda. And this photo is a true representation of our life in limbo, as it is this week. All the glassware we want to keep is packed away, so we're using the rejects that will be tossed out when we move. And there's limited space in the kitchen, so the one working space is crowded with the stuff we'll use this week. But alas, I will not be deterred when I have my mind set on a cocktail. :) And despite the boxes, the humidity, and the stress of the day, the cocktail was delicious (and so was the company of my husband).

4 - 5 fresh lime leaves
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. white rum
1 tsp. + 1 dash sugar
Club Soda

Note: I doubled this recipe to make 2 drinks in one shaker. Add the lime, mint and sugar to the shaker. At this point I would use a muddler to combine the flavors - but mine was packed. Instead I added 2 ice cubes and shook it vigorously to combine & crush the mint. Add the rum and shake. Strain into a glass of your choice (already filled with ice), and top the rest of the glass with soda. Stir lightly, add one or two more mint leaves to the glass, and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. There seems to be an inequitable distribution of the mojito based on the glass sizes. LOL. Glad you are not wasting a thing. Especially alcohol.