Thursday, March 21, 2013

Miami Vernacular

I arrived yesterday to Miami and today I'm looking forward to see my friends to catch up on what's new with our lives. During my time living in this town I do have to say I enjoyed the original version but others made with tropical fruits and even ginger, which is quite tasty in an unexpected way.


I call them vernacular because there are few things more of typical of Miami as having a mojito at the beach. Historically, they were created in Cuba and made popular by Ernest Hemingway when he lived there and opened the famous bar La Bodeguita del Medio.


For those of you who do not drink, you can always take note of this drink and make what they called a Nojito, which is the non-alcoholic version of the drink. On the other hand, you can substitute rum for sake, Pisco or even vodka {mostly anything that is clear}.


If you make one of this and feel a little playful go ahead and experiment with the ingredients. You can use other herbs like basil, add fruits like strawberries whole or pureed, and go for decorations like sugar cane sticks.

Have a great and refreshing day!!!

15 comments:

  1. Does that look refreshing or WHAT?! :-)

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  2. Oh, that just makes me want to cry with envy. The weather here is still more "mulled wine" than "mojito" and I'm absolutely sick of winter now... Anyway, these look fabulous, hope you're having a great time. xo

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  3. Wonderful doll, have a gorgeous time xx

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  4. A strawberry mojito would be so perfect in the summertime!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  5. I LOVE a good mojito - I make mine using Cachaca - a Brazilian rum style liquor. It is soo good in a mojito! xoxo

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  6. It all looks so refreshing, I don't drink so Id like to try a Nojito. Have a wonderful time in Miami!

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  7. Okay I need those drinks in my life!

    Have a great time in Miami!
    Frances O

    http://www.thefashionhive.com

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  8. Those look so refreshing...
    I need one so badly
    Summer is starting here.

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  9. I do remember that Hemingway's favorite Havana bar terrified me, but I'll always love a good mojito–or better yet, a Hemingway Daiquiri!

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  10. Delicious! I have both mint and raspberries growing in the yard in the summer so I might try a raspberry mojito this summer!

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  11. i could use a refreshing drink now!

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  12. There's just something about drinks like this that are just so refreshing! LOVE.

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  13. haha a nojito? I love it! And it actually sounds pretty tasty to boot!

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  14. Oh man these look so refreshing! Can't wait for summer.

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