Sweet and sour red currants add extra glamour and gorgeous color in this red currant mojito.
Yes, the heat wave is continuing here in San Diego. Our normally balmy 73ºF weather has been replaced with 90ºF-sticky, yucky weather. It’s so bad, that I have been running my air conditioner since July. Gasp. Seriously, this is unheard of here in San Diego.
Of course, the scorching weather didn’t stop my San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Did you see them stomp the Seahawks? And the temperature on the field was 120ºF! Now that’s smoking HOT!
I apologize for my absence on the blog. As I have
forced convinced my parents to move to San Diego, I had to help them unpack and settle into their new home. My mother has been reminding that the move was tough, as they went from their 4100-square foot house in Texas to this 1900-square foot townhouse.
She has reminded me of this over and over since she arrived. I stopped counting at around 15 reminders.
God bless my parents, but they never threw anything out in their life, besides food matter. I unpacked childhood memories all weekend. And not the good ones, either. I found my old bed sheets, my parents old towels. There’s my old pink frog soap holder and my bonnet from a thanksgiving party in elementary school.
I found cheap costume jewelry I bought my mom when I was a kid. I give her credit. She wore it proudly, as if it were a diamond broach. I unpacked chipped dishes I grew up with, reflecting the brown, orange, gold colors of the early 80’s.
My parents always entertained a lot. So it was no surprise that I unpacked 4 different stemware sets, each including martini glasses, red wine glasses, white wine glasses and small aperitif glasses.
“This set is for everyday drinking,” my mother explained.
I looked at the other sets and realized that there was the beautiful gold rimmed set for guests and parties, but the Waterford set was for whom? The pope?
To keep my parents from drowning in cardboard boxes and packing paper, I spent the entire weekend at their place frantically unpacking and organizing them with their new digs. Did I mention they have no air conditioning? Well, it’s San Diego. Many houses here do not have a/c. I think I lost 5-pounds in water weight from the sweat I produced.
Needless to say, my parents agreed to get a/c for their place.
So you see, it’s still summer over here in SoCal. I think it’s call the Indian Summer. Our September and Octobers are typically HOT, where everyone else in the US seems to be cooling off.
But, I promise I won’t complain. I have this Red Currant Mojito to cool off with. Bring on the rest of the boxes! Well, maybe after the new a/c unit gets installed.
And check out my other fun mojito drinks:
- 8 large leaves of mint, fresh
- ½ lime, sliced into wedges
- 2 oz red currants, fresh
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 4 oz rum, white
- 2 cup ice, (1 cup per glass)
- 4 oz club soda, (2 oz each glass)
- In a cocktail shaker crush together mint leaves, lime wedges, red currants and sugar.
- Add rum and shake well.
- Fill two glasses with ice (1 cup per glass)
- Pour red currant mixture evenly between the two glasses and top with club soda.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g