9.07.2010

Henna & Mojitos


I hosted a "girls' night in" Saturday while DaddyBird was out of town. The mamas all came over with yummy things to eat - brie, baguettes & homemade jams; hummus & red peppers; homegrown mulberry cobbler and blocks of dark chocolate - and grown-up things to drink - bottles of wine, rum punch and mixings for mojitos.

We put a new spin on the typical "spa treatment" girls night fun, and decorated each other with henna tattoos. So much fun was had by all, and it was decided that a regular "girls' night" should be added to our gatherings, for sure.

Maggie's Mojitos

8-10 limes, for pulp and juice
1 bunch fresh mint
1 cup sugar
1-2 cup(s) white rum
2-3 cups club soda

Use a mortar and pestle to "muddle" or mash up mint sprigs with about half the sugar, releasing the mint oils. Place muddled mint in pitcher with lime juice, remaining sugar and rum; stir well to dissolve sugar. Add lots of ice and top with club soda to taste. Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices. Drink and be merry!

4 comments:

Rose said...

Delicious mojitos--and you're right--no hangover whatsoever and I had two of them!

Can't wait for the next girls' night!

Earth Mama said...

How wonderful! A well deserved mama's night out! Love the henna.

:)Lisa

Heather said...

Now this looks like a ton of fun! those mojitos are going on my post-pregnancy list :)

SwedeLife said...

I miss home. Are mommmas and mojitos worth giving up the Swedelife for? Hmmmm....