Hi everyone! It’s time for another Recipe Redux. This month’s theme challenged us to create recipes using our favorite liquors.
“From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?”
We’ve pretty much had watermelon in our apartment for the past two months straight. Every time I go to the grocery store I’m tempted by the huge bins of watermelon, and when they’re on sale for $2.98 I snag one! Preferably the largest one I can find!
I love eating watermelon for snacks and especially after working out because they’re so hydrating. Does anyone else sprinkle salt on their fresh watermelon, or is it just me?
Today I’m sharing a quick and easy recipe for a refreshing Watermelon Mojito. I have so much mint growing out on my balcony, I needed a way to use it up! I have both spearmint and pineapple mint growing abundantly.
Since I’m on a strict anti-reflux diet (per GI doc’s orders…) for the next two months, I could only have a sip of this tasty drink. The boyfriend took care of the rest of it!
- 2 limes, juiced
- 10 mint leaves, roughly chopped
- 2 tsp honey or agave nectar
- 2c frozen watermelon
- 1 shot (1.5oz) of your favorite rum (optional)
- Spring of mint for garnish
- Slice of lime for garnish
- Mix the lime juice, mint and honey in the bottom of a glass.
- Blend the frozen watermelon and rum in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the watermelon into the glass and stir.
- Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.
Be sure to check out the other liquor-inspired posts from my fellow bloggers!
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Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!