TGIW: Stands for Thank God It’s the Weekend. Because, clearly, I’ve missed the TGIF deadline, thanks to a one-year-old who was being ridiculously cute yesterday, thereby forcing me to play hooky and spend the entire day with her — followed by a husband who forced me to whip up a couple rounds of refreshing, rum-heavy TGIF mojitos for us (SLAVE DRIVER), after which I wasn’t exactly in, um, optimal blogging condition. But I did it all for YOU, so that I could attest to the drink’s yumminess. Which I now can. Because that’s the kind of consummate professional I am.
- 8 or so fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar (Mr. Candy and I like our drinks sweet, so we used two packets of Splenda that I stole, er… I mean, borrowed from Starbucks)
- 2-3 oz. Bacardi Razz Raspberry Rum (or just white rum will do)
- 2-3 oz. seltzer
- 4-6 fresh raspberries
Place mint leaves, lime juice and sugar in a highball glass (something tall and narrow is perfect). Using the straight end of a wooden spoon, gently press on leaves to release flavor (“muddle” is the official term). We do not own a wooden spoon at Chez Candy and Mr. Candy, so I used a wooden chopstick to muddle. I kid you not. Again, consummate professional and all that.
Fill glass with ice cubes. Pour in rum. Top off with seltzer. Drop in raspberries and CHUG! Or sip, if you’re all refined like that.