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Declare Your Independence: No July 5th Hangover!

There are pros and cons to cocktails. One of the pros is how the alcohols and mixing agents combine to create new, fabulous tastes. But the con is that strong drink equals drunk. Now that my friends and I are getting just a wee bit older, getting sloshed isn’t usually a goal at a party.  Not that it can’t still be fun (get that girl a microphone!). 

 So, sometimes a pitcher drink with a wider ratio of non-intoxicating ingredients to alcohol can be the right prescription. Sip this DRY soda Rhubarb Mojito at your 4th of July BBQ and you’ll still be conscious for the fireworks (notice I said sip and not guzzle!).

Rhubarb Mojito* Pitcher (8 servings)

Bunch Mint Sprigs
16 oz rum
8 oz simple syrup
6 oz fresh lime juice
2 (12 oz) bottles Rhubarb DRY Soda

Muddle mint in a pitcher, add rum, simple syrup and lime juice. Refrigerate to chill. Just prior to serving add chilled Rhubarb DRY Soda and stir gently. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

DRY Sodas come in a variety of interesting flavors and are found at many grocery stores, including Amazon Fresh. While using the DRY soda is a convenient option for easy entertaining, a mojito would also be fabulous using the rhubarb syrup I posted last year.  Try this: 

Rhubarb Mojito, Take Two

Bunch Mint Sprigs
16 oz rum
8 oz rhubarb syrup
6 oz fresh lime juice
24 oz club soda
 
 
 
 
 Muddle mint in a pitcher, add rum, simple syrup and lime juice. Refrigerate to chill. Just prior to serving, add chilled club soda and stir gently. Serve in ice-filled glasses.
 

 Cheers, ICE

 *Created by Matthew Walker & Devlin McGill for Bellevue, Washington’s 0/8 Seafood Grill. Original recipe can be found on the DRY Soda site. 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Declare Your Independence: No July 5th Hangover!”

  1. Cara in the House Says:

    Cheers to a happy 4th!!

  2. LB Says:

    That looks fabulous. You can bring a pitcher over anytime. Oh wait I have to make it myself?

  3. Sheila Says:

    yummmmmm….love those DRY Sodas…

    Happy 4th — don’t get sloshed. Love that word…thanks for bringing it back.