Phuza Thursday: Mojito

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yesterday was voting day in Saffa, and it saw millions of people flock to the ballots to cross their t's and dot their i's. Hopefully most of them made the right choice to save us from the derelict, corrupt and pathetic ruling party we have at the moment. But enough of the politics shmolitics, let's move on to Phuza Thursday.

I have decided to make it an official feature on my blog. So every Thursday, will now be known as Phuza Thursday! And I even designed a little banner. Do you like it?

Seeing as yesterday was a public holiday, we had a chance to chill midweek! Oh my, I wouldn't mind if every week had a middle-of-the-week-day-off! What an awesome world that would be!

Flip's parents came over, and we braaied a snoek. The word braai (plural braaie) is Afrikaans for barbecue or grill. And snoek is an edible fish that is native to South African, South American and Australian waters. It is a silvery and oily fish, traditional to the Cape. 


Now that the formalities are over, I can move on to the fun stuff! We had such a good day off and got to enjoy a few drinks.

Although I had mostly g&t's and Blakes & Doyle, which is an apple cider drink, I thought I would give you guys the recipe to one of my favourite cocktails. I seem to like drinks that tastes more like cooldrink than alcohol.

What's this drink you may ask? A mojito! It sounds so sinful. And partyish. Ole! 

I'm sure everyone knows the basic ingredients to make this delicious drink, but you might as well now know how to make it. So here's a recipe:

Ingredients for Mojito cocktail recipe:
2 tsp brown sugar
6-8 mint leaves
club soda
1 lime, halved
2 oz light rum
mint sprig for garnish
In a cocktail glass, crush mint leaves with simple syrup. Add ice and rum, finally on top spill carbonated water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. And you're done! Enjoy your cocktail!

Enjoy Phuza Thursday!


Sophie said...

ohhh mojitos are my fave! i love them. and that fish look soso yummy! x

thobeka said...

I had NO idea that was the plural for braai?? Thanks for the education :) Drink of choice = (virgin) strawberry daquiri's!

I am Megan said...

Thobeka, that's what wikipedia said! hahaha

jillian m. said...

I'm so with you on the mid-week break! It's good for the mind, body and soul.

p.s. I'm an owl lover, too :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

in poland, they make mojitos with beer.....soooo yummers. i always get one when i go. did i mention they sell them at pizza hut? yeah....i'm all about class.

Jenna said...

Love braaing snoek! - There's just no better way to spend an afternoon than being outside braaing and drinking with friends and family.

I LOVE mojitos, but have never made one myself... I will have to try it soon!


angie said...

Mojito = awesome times

I am Megan said...

What? Beer mojitos? That's sounds crazy! Jenni, you shouldn't mock, in South Africa people even wrote a song about Pizza Hut and it has moves and everything...hangs my head in shame!

Jenna, nothing better than a braai!

Mojitos for the win!

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