Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Party Time

Had a party last weekend, and while I didn't do much in the way of food (was too busy having a good time) the drinks were a big hit. I always mix drinks on the go, and so it was with these two creations that night. The group was split right down the middle among those who drink alcohol and those who don't so I made cocktail and mocktail versions of both drinks.

Here's my favorite - a lemon and mint cooler. Or rather what a mojito will look like if you don't own an ice crusher.



Drop 2-3 thin lemon slices and a few mint leaves (4-5 for me, more if you like) in an old fashioned cocktail glass. Add a tsp of demarara sugar and 1/2 tsp lemon juice and muddle it (i.e. give everything a sound beating). Fill the glass with ice cubes. If you are making a cocktail, now's the time for you to add a small measure of vodka. Leave it out if you are a mocktail maker and then, no matter what camp you are in, top up the glass with limca.

I didn't take any photographs of the other drink, so that's coming up as soon as I recreate it. In the meanwhile, this refreshing drink goes to Dee who is getting up close with mint for this month's herb mania.

9 comments:

priyanka said...

looks neat..

Divya said...

hmmm..lemon and mint cooler looks so refreshing!!great entry!!!

bhags said...

so its a mojito slapback from the underpriviledge (those who dont own an ice crusher).....:P

Very refreshing combo of mint and lemon

Rachel said...

I'd like one please!!! One of both

Dee said...

Thanks for this refreshing cooler Simmi.. Looking at the rate at which the temps are soaring.. I need more than one :)!!

Bharti Khemani said...

Looks so refreshing!

Swati Raman Garg said...

hey is this d same party? hehe... that toblerone shake was just a guess... remember u had mentioned it in the mocha post n i was like i too love it....

Madhuram said...

Nice drink Simran.

Aditi..............:) said...

hey dear I am going to try this one for taste and create....i have never made something like that and it looks so fresh ......!!:)