Summer is in full swing. Which means hanging outdoors, soaking up the sun, and flourishing in the long days. This also means….DRINKS! Who doesn’t like the perfect summer beverages that’s also super refreshing? This weekend @Papidrinkswine and I decided to experiment with a mutual favorite, The Mojito. Hailing from the island of all things fine (hello) Cuba. This mix of limes,sugar, mint, and seltzer water is a good time. This time around we decided to make Watermelon flavored ones and get real fancy with it. I must say, YUM! We made a watermelon puree ,of watermelon soaked in mint liqueur, fresh mint leaves and lime. We used simple syrup instead of sugar and watermelon juice on top of tonic water. We also got our Pintrest on and froze watermelon and mint in ice cubes (because we like cute shit). Let me tell you it was SO good. We chugged those things down so fast we were tipped in no time. Try it out and tell me what you think. Also check out this article of other cool Mojito recipes and enjoy responsibly!
So along with fashion cooking is my other passion. Just like clothing my food has to look good as well as taste good. My mom once told me that cooking is 80% visual and that stuck with me forever. Pretty food is mandatory when I’m cooking. Anyway last night me and @PapiDrinksWine decided to make garlic crab a la Crustacean in San Francisco. Along with the crab we made roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts and smashed potatoes. IT. WAS. SO. GOOD. We also paired it with a white wine that just took the meal into another dimension.
Here’s a pic and the recipes below!
Here is the crab recipe: I did add a little bit of white wine and old bay to the butter mixture. HERE
For the Brussels Sprouts: I followed the chopping instructions but instead of frying I roasted them in the oven with salt, pepper, and olive oil with chopped red onion. 350 degrees for 20 mins. Then tossed it with balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup (you can use red wine vinegar too) 2TBS of honey, fresh pepper, garlic powder. I really just improvised off of THIS recipe.
And for the Potatoes we really just winged it. Boiled them, added salt, pepper, a small bit of cheddar and milk. we also didn’t break the potatoes all the way down since we both like texture.
Try it out and tell me what you think. This is great when you want to show off for someone. Swag!