Celebrating with a Strawberry Faujito !

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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”!


Strawberry Faujito
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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.
Serves: 2 drinks
  • 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
  • ice
  1. 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.









  1. says

    Congratulations on becoming a Registered DT, Nancy!! This strawberry faujito (love the name) is gorgeous and the perfect way to celebrate!

  2. says

    CONGRATULATIONS Nancy! What great news! Your strawberry faujito looks like the perfect summer beverage. Looking forward to more posts. :)

    • says

      Hi Gloria!! Thanks!! It’s be a LONG road but so worth it!! Been way too long since I’ve seen you -hopefully will be putting together an OC blogger get together in the next couple of months!!

  3. says

    How did I miss this? Just warm enough I want one right now…but I best wait until I finish enjoying the weekend (hmm, laundry, cutting the grass and cleaning carpets…why do we look forward to the weekend again?).

    Huge congrats…and on the new gig; it has to be said, “YOU GO GIRL!”

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