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.
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!