Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fashionably Bombed Cherry & Vanilla Bean Mojito!

Ready to get bombed???  This mojito is SOOOOOOOOO tasty you'll have a hard time drinking just one!  We tried making this drink in a variety of different ways (vanilla bean seeds in the drink, whole vanilla bean muddled into the drink, etc...) but we found the vanilla bean simple syrup was the best way to go because the flavor is much more intense!  Enjoy!

On Katherine:  Dress by French Connection, Bracelets purchased in India
On Flannery:  Dress by Betsey Johnson

Cherry Vanilla Bean Mojito

Makes 1

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
10 ripe cherries
10 fresh mint leaves
2-4 tablespoons white rum
Club soda to top off

Combine lime juice, vanilla bean syrup, cherries and mint leaves in a highball glass. Next muddle ingredients together.  Next add 2-4 tablespoons of white rum (depending on how "Fashionably Bombed" you want to get!) and stir. Add crushed ice and top off with club soda. Garnish with a skewer alternating between cherries and mint leaves!

Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 whole vanilla bean

Slice open vanilla bean and scrape out seeds. Combine water, sugar, vanilla bean pod and seeds in a medium saucepan.  Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently.  Let cool and store in refrigerator.  Easy- right???

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