It’s Electrifying!

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! I 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!

Kiwi Mojitos
Recipe loosely adapted from Rachel Ray Magazine

Makes 2 servings

2 kiwis, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons raw honey
small fistful of mint leaves
2 ounces light rum

In a mini food processor, puree kiwis and the honey until smooth. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Fill the shaker with ice, add the rum and kiwi puree. Shake vigorously and strain into ice-filled glasses. Cheers!

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