Usually when your neighbors go on vacation, you water their plants, and take in their mail, and in return you receive a shiny new mass produced souvenir from the airport that they’ve grabbed in a frenzy before departing. A magnet of an alligator that says “Stay Cool!”, a snow globe with a palm tree, or if you’re lucky, a not-too-obnoxious coffee mug. Not if you’re me! The Lush Lady and Lush Husband just received a beautiful goody bag containing all the makings of a Caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil, including Cachaça(Brazilian rum), organic sugar and limes. Thank you Melody and Greg for being such amazing neighbors!
Caipirinha+ 1/2 lime, quartered + 2 tsp sugar+ 2 ozCachaça Directions:  Muddle limes and sugar in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with crushed ice and add Cachaça.

Usually when your neighbors go on vacation, you water their plants, and take in their mail, and in return you receive a shiny new mass produced souvenir from the airport that they’ve grabbed in a frenzy before departing. A magnet of an alligator that says “Stay Cool!”, a snow globe with a palm tree, or if you’re lucky, a not-too-obnoxious coffee mug. Not if you’re me! The Lush Lady and Lush Husband just received a beautiful goody bag containing all the makings of a Caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil, including Cachaça(Brazilian rum), organic sugar and limes. Thank you Melody and Greg for being such amazing neighbors!

Caipirinha
+ 1/2 lime, quartered 
+ 2 tsp sugar
+ 2 ozCachaça 
Directions:  Muddle limes and sugar in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with crushed ice and add Cachaça.


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Aug 3
6:53 pm
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Last night I made MOJITOS! So minty and tasty.
+ 12 fresh spearmint leaves+ 1/2 lime+ 2 tablespoons simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cooled) or 4 teaspoons sugar+ 1 1/2 ounces light rum+ Club soda+ Lime wedge and mint sprig, for garnish

In a tall glass, muddle or mash together the mint leaves and lime. Add the simple syrup or sugar and fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and top with club soda, stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Recipe: Food Network

Photo credit: Lush Lady

Last night I made MOJITOS! So minty and tasty.

+ 12 fresh spearmint leaves
+ 1/2 lime
+ 2 tablespoons simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cooled) or 4 teaspoons sugar
+ 1 1/2 ounces light rum
+ Club soda
+ Lime wedge and mint sprig, for garnish

In a tall glass, muddle or mash together the mint leaves and lime. Add the simple syrup or sugar and fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and top with club soda, stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Recipe: Food Network

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Jul 15
10:05 am
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Simple syrup + lime. Easy peasy.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Simple syrup + lime. Easy peasy.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Jun 8
6:27 pm
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