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It’s a cocktail revolution and a great Valentine idea +giveaway!

mojito-revolution-setSo this weekend I decided to give making mojitos a go. It was an experiment. Seriously. So the boys helped with the creating and were allowed to sample the lime mixtures sans the rum.

We used a “Mojito Revolution Kit” from UnCommon Goods to perform our investigation. And I’ve got to tell you, if you haven’t already gotten a gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend for Valentine’s Day something like this would be perfect. (Click here to check this kit out and more) You could end up mixing drinks together, popping some popcorn and settling in for a home movie night.

So of course the most fun part for the boys was using the mortar and pestle. They crushed up mint leaves, some lime, some sugar and courtesy of the kit some Calcium Lactate. The recipe came from the booklet and walked us through the steps.mojito-revolution-mixing We ended up with quite a green mixture of bitter, mint syrup once my kids were done grinding everything up.

Using a slotted spoon to pour from one glass to another glass, much like a mad scientist might, we ended up with less mint pieces and a smoother liquid. Still very green. So I knew next time I would be making the concoctions solo and not with the kiddos.

My oldest decided the lime mixture wasn’t so bad, comparable to lemonade. He didn’t seem to think the mint was overbearing. And I have to agree. When I added the rum to my glass it ended up being a tasty drink, albeit, green. And that was because the mint leaves ended up completely mulled by the boys.

Meanwhile I was thinking about how my brother would love something like this, he’s always trying out new ways to make cocktails and infused liquors.

Again definitely thinking about gifting a kit like this in the future, for 21+ friends of course. You can find it and more gifts at the following links:



UncommonGoodsLogoNow. To make this an extra fun Valentine post…we’re hosting a giveaway. After all I need to share some love with my scrink.com readers. There is no better way to show you I care then to offer a $25 gift card to use at UnCommon Goods.

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But where did all the rum go?

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Zacapa You know the scene, the line, the island? And I would have felt the same was as Captain Jack Sparrow if I woke up and some woman had burned all my aged rum!

There’s really not much better than adding a little bit of premium rum to a cool summer drink. Doesn’t premium dark rum go well in pretty much anything fruity whether it’s pineapple or orange juice? But it also hits the spot with cola, too. And then you can pour rum right over the rocks and drink it down after a long day straight. I mean you can’t really say that about many other alcohols can you?

Zacapa premium rum comes to us from The House Above the Clouds which is actually one of the world’s highest ageing facilities located in the Quetzaltenango highlands, 2,300 metres above sea level. You can learn more about the ageing process that happens by siging up with the Zacapa Societ. To sign up, simply register your interest at www.zacaparum.com.

Did you know the British Navy once gave every sailor a half-pint a day ration of rum? True story. And maybe that is why pirates liked it, too? Who knows. Rum is made with so much sugar it just lasts well on the sea. Pirate Grog is a hot drink made of 1/2 cup of spiced rum, 2 cans of beer, 1 package of oatmeal (instant quaker oatmeal, cinnamon and spice preferred) and a dash of paprika. Oatmeal should be cooked using the beer instead of using water.

I do not think the Zacapa Society would like their rum used in Grog. Use a cheaper rum if you intend to be a pirate for a day.

Save the Zacapa premium rum which is made with only the concentrated first press of sugar cane, known as virgin sugar cane honey for something much more formal and preferably romantical. :)

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