Who doesn’t love pre-dinner cocktails…much deserved when dinner isn’t on the table until 10pm! Also a great way to keep company in good spirits and allows the cook to cook! (must remember this detail the next time my grandmother is cooking Thanksgiving dinner and 15 of us are all crowded around her in the kitchen!)
I had some girlfriends over the other night for dinner (which was served around 10pm) and wanted to make a fun pre-dinner drink. One of my friends was incorporating more fruits and veggies into her diet for this Lenten season and I recalled a lovely, eye-popping, Chartreuse green, kiwi mojito recipe from Rachael Ray’s magazine. Super simple, super tasty and did I mention electrifying-ly gorgeous. They were a hit!
This is the recipe I used in case any of you would like to try: Recipe from Rachel Ray Magazine2 servings
- 1/2 cup peeled and coarsely chopped kiwis (from about two kiwis)
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey
- 4 mint leaves
- 2 ounces light rum
- In mini food processor, puree kiwis and agave. In cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves. Fill shaker with ice, then add rum and kiwi puree. Shake vigorously and strain into ice-filled glasses.