Let's start by saying a big..
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!
And why are we wishing you a happy day that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the battle of Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862? Well, maybe we should start with our first recipe to explain.
Cinco de Mayo Radar recipe
25% Cuban (with Spanish descendancy)
9.375% French (with French Canadians and Huguenots)
and one part each of Scottish, English and Dutch in 3.125% portions
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, pop in the oven for 9 months and PRESTO!!!
So it is that my little mutt's biggest ingredient is Mexican and therefore this is kind of his holiday... so Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
As for a recipe that you can make more easily, why not try this...
Tribi's "Real" Cuban Mojito
6 oz white sugar
8 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz fresh spearmint leaves
10 oz white rum
10 oz club soda
dash of angostura bitters.
Crush half the spearmint leaves into the white sugar. In a pitcher, combine the sugar/mint crushed mixture with the lime juice until most of the sugar is dissolved. Then add the rum, fill with ice, add the club soda and stir.
Garnish each glass with virgin spearmint leaves and add a dash of angostura bitters.
Let your mood fine tune the exact amounts on any given day. Have extra lime and rum to add if needed, but you should never need any more sugar. You can get creative by adding a dash of cognac or calvados to give it a little extra personality.
Lots of love,
Titi and Radar
PS: Someone voiced concern about how much time Mulligan spends exiled to the porch. I just wanted to reassure everyone that other than the requisite exile during Angela's visits (because of her allegies), Mulligan chooses to spend most of his time on the porch... maybe these pictures will give you an idea as to why.
... more recipes to come this week