Mo’Tito’s for all
Darlings, I’m not going to even pretend that I’m a master mixologist. And I certainly can’t toss the shaker around a la Cocktail. Hell, I don’t even know if this drink already has a proper name in the annals of imbibing. But I’m calling it a mo’Tito, and it was a hit a the Kalkatroona b-day throwdown this weekend. In its simplest form, it’s a mojito… swap vodka for rum, lime basil for mint.
For your summer drinking pleasure…
2 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka (use another if you must, but don’t call it a mo’Tito)
2 oz. club soda
2 tsp. confectioner’s sugar (more/less to taste)
2 tsp. fresh lime juice (I don’t measure… just squeeze two small wedges in there)
fresh lime basil
ice – crushed, cubed, whatever you’ve got (like I said, I’m no proper barkeep)
Toss some fresh basil leaves in a glass, add the sugar & lime juice and muddle with a spoon. Get fancy with a muddler, if you must (that might be a hint for my mom to tell my stepdad that a muddler would make a fabulous birthday gift, mr. yankee workshop). Add ice, then vodka, then club soda. Stir gently. Garnish with lime & basil. Drink. Make another. Relax. Smile.
See the world through lime-colored glasses.