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Candy’s TGIW Raspberry Mojito


Candy’s TGIW Raspberry Mojito

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.

Happy weekend!

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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