Thursday, July 28, 2011

Guest Host {Anita of Going a Little Coastal}

Today's Best Bloggy Friend is Anita of Going a Little Coastal. Anita actually lives IN Florida. I just know that in a not so distant future, I'm going to meet up with her and go junkin' AND drikin', but not drivin', of course.

Tell us what refreshing libation you got for us today, Anita?

Hi everyone! I’m Anita from Going a Little Coastal.

I’m so happy to be here at 3 Sun Kissed Boys while Yanet is on vacation.
I have 3 boys also so I know what it’s like to have a house full of testosterone.

I thought it would be fun to share a great summertime drink. I had a bunch of limes I needed to use up and some fresh mint that grows like a weed. What’s a girl to do?

Make Mojitos!
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They are very easy to make. I looked up the recipe online and adjusted it to fit my taste. 
I used less sugar, so feel free to adjust.

Here is what I used:
2oz light rum
4 large mint leaves
1 T. of sugar
1 lime
club soda
tall glass


I put the mint and sugar in the glass and then used the muddler to smash the leaves. 
This one is basically a pestle. Some are flatter on the bottom.
The sugar helps to break down the mint and release the oils.

Also, you should play the Bacardi Mojito song while doing this.
It’s just more fun that way.

muddling diptych 2

Then I squeezed the juice from one lime into the glass and left half of it in there. Add the rum.

I sadly do not have a crushed ice setting on my icemaker. Big mistake on my part not realizing that when I picked out the refrigerator. So I do it old school with my mallet. Just put the ice in a freezer bag and use the flat side of the mallet! Not the pokey side which I’m showing you.

You don’t have to use crushed ice, I just like it.

ice diptych

Fill the glass with ice and then top it off with club soda. 
It’s best to have the soda cold so it doesn’t melt the ice. 
Stir well and enjoy!

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If you don’t like the mint floating in your glass you can strain it. 
Or make it in a cocktail shaker if you have one. 
Then just add a few whole leaves for garnish. I don’t mind the bits in it.


They are very yummy and so refreshing on a hot summer day.

I hope you give them a try.


Who's thirty?! 

Anita, if I drink one of these, will I look like the girl in white dancing in the video? No? But if yall drink a few of these, I might look like her to YOU!

Let me show off Anita's doings. She MADE this sewing table. Gotta love a girl not afraid of power tools.  

This is her laundry room re-do. It might actually make me want to do laundry... or relax with a mojito, whichever.

She loves the beach as much as I do. I always enjoy her beautiful beachy photos.

Ok, you get the picture, Anita's great! Now go to her blog and play.
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8 Sunny Notes:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I will have to fly to Florida and join both of you!

Cassie Bustamante said...

my girlfriends here are love mojito's in the summer! thanks for sharing anita!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I just love Mojitos ~ they are so summery!
We also make them without the rum sometimes
and they are yummy that way too ~

michelle said...

Yup here I come! That looks sooo good and refreshing!!! Yeah, Tracy is coming too, oh what fun we will have!! :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I have this mental image of Anita crushing her mint leaves to the tune of the Mojito song, doing a little dance!
Can I come, too? Just leave out the rum for me.

Maureen said...

I've never had one of those, but you make it look so easy, and it is hot here . . .

BB said...

This is why I just adore you Anita. Not only can you decorate, but you make drinking alcohol fun too! My kinda gal!

Tricia said...

Well hey, doesn't that look refreshing?! I have everything but the club soda...I might have to give this a try :)