moving away from some of the earlier frustrations in the week... i made some yummy drinks for you :) (too bad you can't sip through the screen...)
i showed the pictures to matt, and he said it looked like they were "taken in heaven." i can't lie, they kinda taste like heaven too. my old roommate made these at a bbq, and i've been in love ever since. at the time, she used "simply limeade," which actually worked great. but i wanted to try and make the juice from scratch.
i'm definitely a rum girl, and this is my favorite kind- gosling's black seal. (and no, it has nothing to do with ryan gosling.)
~ 15 limes
~ 1 1/2 cups sugar
~ 3 cups water
~ 1 1/2 cups ice (as needed)
~ 4 shots of rum
~ 1/4 tsp salt
i peeled the limes and ran them through the juicer, but you can hand-juice them...
next, i took the the juice, sugar, water, salt, and ice- and poured them back and forth between two different containers.
then, all you do is put a shot of rum each into four 8 or 10-ounce glasses, and pour the mixture over that. bam! delicious.
oh, and i recently got some of those super-cute paper straws to give my drinks a little more pizazz!!
the color of the cocktail is amber, because i used dark rum. you could use a lighter rum, and it would probably turn out the light green color.
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