Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mojito Madness





What I'm wearing:
*Madewell Chambray Dress (similar here and here)
*anthropologie Whispering Breeze Scarf in Turquoise (similar here)
*anthropologie Tangled Treasure Sandals
*Rebecca Minkoff Studded Nikki in Almond (similar here and here)

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Mine was fantastic, spent some quality time with friends and enjoyed the lovely weather. I have gotten so much wear out of the Tangled Treasure Sandals already! They are pretty comfortable and I just wear them with just about everything. This denim dress is just an easy one to throw on and be out the door. I thought the turquoise scarf added some fun color, you can't tell really in these photos but there are metallic threads running through this infinity scarf. I'm obsessed with lightweight infinity scarves right now, I just find them very easy to wear.

Now that its warm outside I find myself wanting something cool and refreshing to drink. My summer favorite is the mojito! There are several elements to the mojito that I love: the fizziness, the limes, and the mint! I know people either love it or hate it, but I just love the mint in it. Yesterday my friend P had the brilliant idea of making our own mojitos. They were just as delicious at home as they would be served at a poolside bar.


Ingredients:
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 a lime (I like putting extra lime in)
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 oz. light rum (I used Bacardi)
  • Club soda
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig (for garnish)
In a tall glass, muddle or mash together the mint leaves and lime. Add the simple syrup or sugar and fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and top with club soda, stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

A variation that I really enjoy is topping off the drink with a bit of ginger beer. Adds a bit of interesting flavor!



What is your summer drink of choice? My other favorite is the Dark n Stormy (dark rum + ginger beer + lime).

PS. My Liberty of London for Target giveaway ends on Wednesday! Super easy to enter here.

11 comments:

  1. gin & tonic with extra lime or any fruit-flavored margarita.

    adore the pop of color the scarf adds to your ensemble! just a easy & chic outfit for summer!

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  2. This is such a great outfit! I like the scarf in particular, that color pulls the whole outfit together.

    Sunny

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  3. Another winner! I wish you would always include your handbags!

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  4. Adorable outfit! I love that bag!

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  5. cute outfit!!! and I love mojitos : )

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  6. Love that dress! And we're bag twinz with my black studded Nikki ;)

    Oh, and I love me some lava flows by the pool!

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  7. That bag is really lovely! I'm a mojito fan, too.

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  8. Mmmmm, the drink looks super tasty! I love mint and I love lime, but I've never had a mojito. I know, that's insane!

    As for your outfit, I love the scarf and the sandals! They're such fun little touches to the outfit!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is the perfect outfit, loving those Anthro sandals to pieces!

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  10. Mmm your mojitos look so yummy! And I love your Madewell dress! I'm going to have to go poke around there this week.

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  11. that drink looks so good, im ready for my sister to make me lots of mojitos all summer long :) (she's the family expert!)

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