So here we are. The coronavirus has us sitting at home with nothing much to do. For me personally it has been day 13 today, and there’s no end in sight. Lucky for me, I saw this coming and stocked up right before everything closed. Good thing all the supermarkets and liquor stores are open, so if need be (and I see plenty of need), let’s close out some of the evenings with a good old cocktail. Some bars and restaurants still deliver, some even cocktails. Thank God. But then, not everyone lives close to a delivery zone, so you’ll have to be your own bartender. I promise it’s not that hard. I found some fresh strawberries and limes, so I made this lovely concoction, and it’ll undoubtedly make for a sweet evening.
What you’ll need:
2 oz Bacardi (or quality rim of your choice)
juice of 1/2 lime
1 oz strawberry-lime simple syrup (2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 2 cups strawberries, 1 – 2 limes, juice the fruit, heat with sugar and water, dissolve, cool)
Muddle the mint leaves and syrup in a cup, then add ice and rum. Stir, then top off with ginger beer. Garnish with lime/mint/strawberry.
Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that.
All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything.
Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!
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