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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tasty Summer Mojito

Tasty Summer Mojito

Here's what you'll need for a single serving:
1 cup of Ice Cubes
1 to 2 ounces of White Rum (Suit to taste)
10 - 12 Mint Leaves
1 to 2 Tablespoons of White Sugar
½ cup Club Soda
½ of a Lime cut into 4 wedges.

Place the roughly torn mint leaves and one lime wedge into a sturdy glass and muddle*.  If you don't have a muddler, you can use the handle end of a wooden spoon.  Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar and muddle again.  Do not strain.  Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.  Pour the White Rum over the ice and fill the remainder of the glass with club soda.  Stir, taste and add more sugar (or Rum) if desired.  Garnish with a sprig of mint and remaining lime wedge. 

For an equally delicious, non-alcoholic version of this drink, replace the White Rum with 4 ounces of chilled Ginger Ale. 


*Muddle - Mash the ingredients at the bottom of the glass to release the oils & juice.

From Attics to Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village

From Attics to Basements Tour 
Hancock Shaker Village
If you're like us when visiting a Living History site or Museum, we always wonder what's behind the door marked - "Museum Staff Only" or "No Admittance."  Well, this special tour during the month of August at Hancock Shaker Village, is an all access tour offering you a chance to get past those "Museum Staff Only" signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and the Trustees Office & Store.  Go behind the scenes in some of HSV's most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers' architecture and material culture.  Call for pricing & to verify times or visit their website here.  Tour ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!