Sunday, June 14, 2009

Almost there

Weather in Toronto is starting to heat up - finally. Thawing out from this past winter is a great relief, even for people who aren't keen about hot weather, like myself.

So, with summer weather comes the great debate - what to drink when you're in heat?

I can think of several heat-wicking drinks, but the foremost thing on my mind isn't a wine - it's a classic cocktail concocted in the great socialist nation of Cuba. Yes, mes amis, it's time for mojitos.

Didn't have time, but will be grocery shopping this week for some ingredients. To pick up: lots of fresh lime and mint. I'll have to make some simple syrup (water and sugar - 2 parts sugar to 1 part water), as well as begin making plenty of perfectly shaped, tiny ice cubes. And finally, we'll need a bottle of aged rum, preferably with 8-12 years of cask age.

No doubt one of the great pleasures of summer.

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