Comment 30466

By highwater (registered) | Posted April 24, 2009 at 14:20:55

why did the city's population decline steadily from 1950 to 1980, only to rebound after Prop 2 1/2 was put in place?

Why indeed? There is only one solution to this dilemma. It is time to declare mojito season officially open.

Here's the official recipe for the mojitos that Hemingway drank at La Bodeguita del Medio:

Juice from one lime 4 mint leaves 2 oz. Havana Club 2 oz club soda

Now I don't have one of those fancy mudder thingies, so I bruise the mint leaves in my hands before I dump them in the glass. It makes for a nice dramatic flourish and leaves you smelling all minty-fresh. Pop the bruised mint leaves in a highball and sqeeze the lime over them. Hemingway added a teaspoon of powdered sugar at this point which does take the sour edge off a bit, but I tend to omit it because I'm too lazy to rummage in the baking cabinet when I'm fixing a cocktail. Smoosh it around. Add the ice and the rum and stir. Top off with the club soda and a sprig of mint.

Drink your A Smith cares away.

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