Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail, made of 5 ingredients- mint, sugar, lime juice, white rum and club soda. Yerba Buena, a variety of mint is generally used in the traditional recipe. But since it’s not very feasible to find it, regular mint works just as well. Making a Mojito is pretty simple and yet one can easily mess it up if not done correctly. To make a classic Mojito, mint leaves are muddled with super fine sugar and lime juice. Now here is the tricky part, over muddling the mint leaves will result in shredding and tearing apart, and that should be avoided. Apart from little bits of mint floating all over the drink making it unsightly, it also makes the Mojito bitter. The mint leaves should be muddled just enough to release the essential oils, about 7-10 presses are more than enough. When you begin to get the aroma of the mint, you know you are done! Then rum is added and everything is given a good stir. Some crushed ice goes in next, finally topped off with club soda!
I had some leftover canned mango pulp that was sitting in the ziplock bag, which I could have easily had as it is! But the blogger in me was itching to do something with it. Browsed through my refrigerator , I had a sponge cake, cool whip and I had recently bought mangoes from the grocery store ! So I already knew what I was making – parfait it was. The previous night I prepared the jelly and let it set , so I could put this together the next day. This is quite similar to the fruit custard and jelly I’ve shared earlier , except this time I took the shorter way out and used cool whip instead of making the custard. You could also use some yogurt , sweeten it and whisk it well to get rid of any lumps. To make it even more decadent how about a cream cheese plus condensed milk mixture ? Aahh endless possibilities, there is always a next time 🙂 Continue reading →
Want to have some tropical fun this summer ? Want to beat the heat with a treat ?? then this mango pinacolada smoothie is the right drink for the job ! The tropical flavors are sure to hit just the right notes and get you close to the feeling of paradise.
It is a quick and easy recipe with just 5 basic ingredients and well of course a blender ! Just blend everything, pour and enjoy this delight right away ! Continue reading →
Okay so I have one more mango recipe to share with you all ! I know I know I’m a crazy mango maniac , I absolutely love this fruit and can have it in any form ! Though honestly I best enjoy it as it is ! Well I don’t have the luxury of eating those heavenly Alphonso mangoes , so I’m making do with the pulp which is readily available in most Indian stores ! Do try out the Alphonso one over the kesari mango pulp , I bet you will fall in love with it 🙂 Continue reading →
Ghontam means sweet- sour mangoes & sansaavmeans mustard seeds in Konkani language. This Goan coconut based mango curry, tempered with mustard seeds and aromatic curry leaves is an amalgam of varied flavors, which I’m sure you will relish with every single bite. It is mildly spiced, tangy and a little sweet, sounds good?? Well it definitely tastes good! Continue reading →