Today’s L.A. Times Food Section also featured a recipe for a yummy looking drink, non-alcoholic no less, kinda of like a virgin Mojito, that’s a signature cooler at Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s restaurants Ciudad and Border Grill. It looks like just the thing to help take the edge off the beastly hot and dry Santa Ana winds, which are supposed to start blowing in the next day or so. (I hate da Sanna Anas … too dry! I miss da humidity!)
Ciudad Minty Lime Cooler
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 packed cup mint leaves
1/3 cup sugar, or more to taste
16 ounces (2 cups) club soda
4 mint sprigs
4 lime wedges
Blend the lime juice and mint in a blender until the mint is finely chopped. Remove from the blender and stir in the sugar.
Add ice to a tall 12-ounce glass. Add one-quarter cup lime-mint mixture and one-half cup club soda to each glass. Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge.
These’ll look great in our new Mignon Faget Fleur-de-Lis Tumblers, too. (Um, I’m sure a few lil’ squoits o’ rum wouldn’t hoit, now, would it?)