You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Summer cocktailing calls for lighter libations. It’s nothing worse than drinking a harvest-worthy drink in the heat and humidity. I tend to stick with a crisp white wine or glass of champagne during the warmer months; but for a mixed cocktail, I love a Mojito.

The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin is a matter of debate. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island.

I tried to find an English translation of the word Mojito, but could only find one. “The name mojito stems from the African word of “mojo ” which means to place a little spell.” I like it!

Peep the mixology.

The Mojito

Ingredients |

  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Soda Water

The Mixology | Muddle one sprig of mint with lime and syrup. (I love the traditional wooden muddler). Add rum, bitters and ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled high ball glass and top with soda water. You must not forget to garnish with sugar cane. Salud!

Image | Tafari’s Mindspull

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You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Today’s Champagne Sunday recipe is an homage to my BFF and ultimate Doll, FT! She introduced me to this cocktail during a marathon Dolls’ evening at Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons. It’s true name is The Aviator, but I have renamed it, “Have A Little Faith.” Peep the mixology below.

“Have A Little Faith”

The Aviator

2 ounces of Hendricks Gin
1/4 ounce Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash of Creme de Violette

The Mixology.
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and strain. Lately, I am crushing on the Nambe Infinity Cocktail Shaker.

Nambe Cocktail Shaker

Garnish with a flamed lemon peel, Luxardo Cherry and serve.  Chin! Chin!

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