WOOT!! We are celebrating over here at the Table!
I know, I know… things have been REALLY quite around here haven’t they?? But there was a reason, a very good reason! Over 8 years ago, I decided to go back to school. Hundreds of hours later (ok, closer to 1200 but who’s counting??) I am happy and relieved!!) to say that I am FINALLY DONE!!! Although I finished my degree requirements in May I still had one more hurdle … passing the registration exam.
And as of this week I passed my registration exam and now have my DTR credential (aka Dietetic Technician, Registered).
But lest you worry, things around here won’t be changing… I ‘ve not given up saturated fat, sodium, sugar or any of the other “causes de jour”. My “food philosophy” (if you can call it that) remains unchanged. So what will change? I will be posting on a more regular basis for starters - I have a backlog of things I can’t wait to share with all of you !!! Also, if you have nutrition questions, feel free to ask!!!
So, since I can’t celebrate with you all in person, I have a little “virtual” Strawberry Faujito for you! So why “faujito”? Well, this little cocktail (or mocktail if you prefer) seems such a departure from the traditional mojito I just didn’t feel right calling it that… and after all the studying I’ve been doing over the past several weeks my brain is a little fuzzy… and it’s not because of the “faujito’s”!
This recipe is more of a "guide" than a specific recipe. You can easily make a non alcoholic version by omitting the rum so it's perfect for parties where you have non drinkers! I used agave nectar and really liked the added dimension of flavor it imparted to the drink but feel free to use simple syrup if you like.
- 6 large strawberries, hulled and cut in half
- 8 large fresh mint leaves
- 2 mint sprigs (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. agave nectar OR simple syrup
- 3 oz. Bacardi Razz Rum or white rum
- 8 - 12 oz. sparkling water
- Place 6 strawberry halves in the bottom of two (8 to 12 ounce) glasses. Add 4 mint leaves to each glass. "Muddle" the strawberries with the mint (i.e. lightly crush the strawberries and mint). Add 1 Tbsp. agave nectar or simple syrup to each glass. Add 1 shot (1.5 ounces). Add ice. Pour about 4 ounces (or less depending upon size of ice cubes and glass) into each glass. Stir briefly. Garnish with mint sprigs if using.