Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bottoms Up!

Thank you Kathy from the BTVC-SCD Listserve for these awesome SCD Mojito, Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Lemon Drop Recipes.

Make sure that your first toast is to Kathy for her creativity and generousity.


SCD Mojitos
- Place several (apx. 1T or more) mint leaves in a glass
- Squeeze in the juice from 1/2 Persian lime (regular lime, not an itty bitty key lime)
- Add honey to taste (I use about 1T, maybe a little less)
- Using a wooden spoon or muddler, smoosh the above ingredients together until the honey dissolves
- Add ice to fill the glass
- Add 1-2 oz. white rum
- Top off with soda water and stir

SCD Margaritas (Mock Cadillac Margarita on the Rocks Serves 2)
Squeeze juice from the following into a container:
- 2 Persian (regular, not key) limes
- 1 lemon (Kathy likes Meyers if you can find them)
- 1/4 orange
- In a separate container mix 1/4 c. honey and 1/4 c. water to make a simple syrup
- Stir until the honey completely dissolves
- Add the honey syrup to the citrus juices
- Salt the rim of the glass (if you want salt)
- Add ice and 2-3 oz. tequila to your SCD-legal sweet and sour mix and stir
- Squeeze a slice of lime into the drink
- Enjoy!

SCD Strawberry Daiquiris (Serves 3-4)
In a blender combine the following:
- 1 c. fresh or frozen strawberries
- 4-8 oz. of white rum (depending on how strong you want them)
- Apx. 1/4c. honey to taste, and ice
- Blend and enjoy!
(Note that strawberries are generally considered an advanced food due to the seeds.)

SCD Lemon Drop (Serves 2)
- Squeeze the juice from 1/2 lemon into a cup
- Add apx. 1T honey and 1T water and mix thoroughly to ensure the honey dissolves
- Pour into a martini shaker filled with ice along with 3 oz. vodka
- Shake and pour into chilled martini glass
- Garnish with lemon slices