Thursday, September 4, 2014

VeganMoFo VIII: Haters Gon' Hate


In case you haven't heard, I'm a mothatrucking hater.  I hate fresh mint.  I hate rum.  So, naturally, I be spittin' haterade all up in the face of mojitos...until now.  Slightly inspired by the refreshing drinks I seek out at my local bars ("desert facial" from Ace Hotel and "eden" from Bar), I opted to replace the grody mint with something fresh and enticing...cilantro!  I just feel that cilantro is a bit brighter than mint.  It works well here.

cilantro makes all the difference
Cilantro Mojito
(serves 1)
gluten free (with gluten free vodka)
soy free

¼ cup loosely packed cilantro
1 small lime, quartered
3 tsp sugar
ice
¼ cup white rum
½ cup club soda

In a medium tumbler, muddle cilantro, half of the lime, and 2 teaspoons sugar together.  Feel free to strain out the cilantro at this point.  Add another lime wedge and the last teaspoon of sugar.  Muddle everything again.  Add ice to the top of the glass.  Mix in the rum and top off with club soda.  Enjoy!

Of course, if you're a cilantro hater, you can just do all of this with mint.  Just...don't tell me.  I will never look at you the same for the betrayal.  The horror.

7 comments:

Kendy P said...

i like cilantro & mint! what an interesting twist on a classic drink!

Robin Means said...

So, was the cilantro addition enough to make up for your hatred of rum?

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Robin,

My hatred for rum is more about the ridiculous hangover I get if I drink a lot. This was not so overwhelming. The rum was pretty mild in flavor, and I only had one drink. It was really tasty! Haha

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Erika said...

I love that you hate an extremely popular herb and love an extremely unpopular one. Always a rebel xo

Amey said...

I can't believe you hate mint! Shucks! I am kinda into mint. Except, I'm totally not a drinker, so I'd have to turn this idea into some sort of cilantro lemonade or something. Is that crazy?