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 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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50 Responses

  1. Love uncommongoods – such a neat shop!

  2. The herb keeper looks fantastic for the upcoming gardening season :)

  3. miranda says:

    I love the vases

  4. Maria Kiguthi says:

    I like the periodic table building blocks.

  5. latoya says:

    I really like their jewelry, I would buy the ASCHER RING for myself.

  6. Shannon says:

    I just ordered my mom the birth flower earrings from this site…I’d love to get her the matching necklace!

  7. rachel says:

    The diy lip balm kit!

  8. Heather S. says:

    I would get the Beer Soaps 6 pack.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  9. Amy Lee says:

    I love the forget me knot ring!

  10. Laura Ari says:

    I like the tie dye glasses

  11. Lauren says:

    I would love the glass unzipped bag to put candies in. It would be great for a gift, but i’d like it too.

  12. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I would love the BIKE CHALK TRAIL KIT for my grandson! That is so cool!!!!

  13. Eugenie says:

    I like the Book Clock

  14. Keara B. says:

    I’d love to try the whiskey stones & gift set- I think my husband would love them too!

  15. Howell says:

    I like the Desktop Skill Ball.

  16. Erin says:

    I think the Birth Month Flower Necklaces are nice. I’d probably use the GC toward one of those.

  17. Erika P. says:

    I would get the Aerating Wine Glasses for myself

  18. Katie Contests says:

    I like the owl tea set!

  19. Realia M says:

    i love the paper mache animal hooks!!

  20. Vera K says:

    I like the cute toad house.

  21. Amanda Boerst says:

    I love the moss ball terrarium!

  22. Jessica P says:

    I love the flavors of america salt collection!

  23. christine hammer weideman says:

    I would a vase

  24. MaryAnn says:

    Scratch map

  25. Kristi says:

    I like the birth pendant mini dish!

  26. Luna S. says:

    moss ball terrarium is something I would be very interested in.

  27. Sara says:

    I love both the jitterbug jenny infant socks and the baby boy oxford socks :)

  28. Amber G. says:

    I love the SERPENTINE STONE SCULPTURES for my partner and I.

  29. Ally says:

    I love the Tipping Teacup! I love the idea of having the infuser right there!

  30. Jean F. says:

    I love beth mueller vases. I would like to get the love vase – my daughters are always picking flowers!

  31. Cindy Loo says:

    I love their vases–so creative!

  32. Kelly D says:

    I like the Cloud Tumblers

  33. Christine Harding says:

    I think my son would love the REMOTE CONTROL T-REX KIT

  34. Danielle Porter says:

    I would get the F FOR EFFORT BOOK for my mom who is a teacher!

  35. Susan Christy says:

    I like the Sink Drainer Cutting Board

  36. Wehaf says:

    I love the piglet soaps; I would get them for myself.

  37. Madeline says:

    I’d like the herb keeper. My mom would love it too!

  38. Jessica Poston says:

    They have so many awesome products!! The personalized stump ring is so cute!

  39. I think my dad would get a kick out of the ADAM THE DOODLES MAN!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  40. naomi c says:

    i like the baby onesies

  41. kristie says:

    I’d get the scratch map.

  42. harolde says:

    Extreme wall coaster

  43. Angela says:

    A keepsake box.

  44. Jill D says:

    The HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS WITH TAILS are adorable! The would make a nice gift or to keep for myself.

  45. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to get the kitchen composter kit.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  46. G says:

    My absolute favorite item from the site is the custom dog nose print necklace. But if I won this giveaway I would most likely buy a little gift for my husband. He’s been in the hospital for three weeks now and two surgeries so far so I’d let him pick out a little something that he likes to cheer him up a bit and there are quite a few things I saw that he would enjoy. Thank you

  47. Jessica Bracho says:

    my boyfriend would love the ballpark blueprints

  48. I love the nesting lotus bowls.

  49. Zoopa says:

    I love the ballpark blueprints! My father would love one!