Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Mojito Christmas!

The holidays are all about tradition. The tree, the gift exchange, the stockings, cramming all your relatives into one small house for a 24-hour food grazing session. While my family does follow these rituals like “normal” people, our real Christmas tradition is anything but traditional.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Callaway Mojito Christmas Eve. Happy anniversary family! It’s just as it sounds. Starting at dinner on Christmas Eve, we raise the first tasty glass and don’t stop until everyone is lit up brighter than the tree.

The novelty rap rings joyously through the house (and probably the neighbor’s too). The pets retreat to the dark corners of safety under the bed. And the presents inevitably get ripped open in the wee hours of the night, only to be re-discovered the next morning. It’s like having Christmas twice!

As head bartender, I’ve tried many iterations of the mojito through the years. It’s fun to get creative as the evening chugs along (bad pun totally not intended), but here’s the classic recipe we always come back to:

Ice (fill glass about halfway)
2.5 oz. light rum
1 T simple sugar syrup
1 lime, squeezed
Mint leaves (crushed first with mortar and pestle)
Club soda (just to top off)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, whatever your tradition may be. Cheers!

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