Monday, March 21, 2011

When your vacation seems so far in the past...

We have been back from our lovely cruise for over a week and I am already back into the swings of things at work-hard.  It was like I didn't even have a holiday.  Or at least that was how I felt Friday night.  I worked until 10:30 pm.  

No, I am not crazy, but there is a lot of work we are doing behind the scenes.  And working behind the scenes is kind of my domain in the office.  So, that being said, when you work behind the scenes, especially to make changes you have to do it when everyone is away.  Hence the working til 10:30 Friday night.  

And it didn't end there either.  I worked a good chunk of the evening Saturday and all day Sunday.  Are you guys feeling my pain yet?  (Actually I am greasing the wheels here because I owe somebody something of the written type that I have not completed yet.  Sorry Karla.)

But then yesterday afternoon the hubs decided we should try to recreate this drink that I tried for the very first time while on vacation.  It tastes like a summer day on the beach with a light breeze in a cup.  Seriously, it was that good.  You all probably know this one...a Mojito.  All I can say is!  Where you been all of my life?

During our cruise we stopped in Puerto Rico and took a tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory there.  The best part of the tour was the free drinks they offered at the end.  You walk around for two hours listening politely so you can spend another two hours drinking their rum for free.  Sounded like a good deal to us.  This was a great time to try some drinks I  had never tried before.  Hello Mojito.

I was so impressed that this became my cocktail of choice.  Let's just say, Me and Mo, we became very close.

So yesterday with a bag of limes, a whole lot of mint, club soda, rum and sugar we mixed up some awesomness in a pitcher.  To say we nailed it was an understatement.  I believe I can now make a Mojito better than...okay, well better than I could before I had ever heard the word Mojito.  But that is not the point.  Yesterday afternoon for a small span of time, we were transported to the Caribbean while sitting on our back deck.  It took no more than us closing our eyes and enjoying our Mojitos's

Hey!  You relax your way...were gonna do it this way.  I wonder how these will translate on the boat this summer?  I am going to have to find a way to make large quantities and transport them.  Yes, they were that good.  So tell me friends, what is your cocktail of choice? 


Linda G. said...

Oooh, I love Mojitos! (Big surprise, huh?) Can't wait until the mint in our garden comes back.

Karla Nellenbach said...

I'm trying to exercise patience, hence the not bothering you all weekend (plus i didn't once sit down to my computer). BUT, it's now Monday. soooo...why is my InBox empty? You better get to work on that, or there might just be an uprising on your blog tomorrow. #justsaying

abby mumford said...

i'm actually a beer and wine girl and so don't usually drink the hard liquor. tequila used to be the one spirit i'd make an exception for, but i overdid it at a wedding and NO MORE.

however, last summer, i too discovered the mojito. i had a fantastic one and decided this would get me on the liquor train again, but then i had a bad one and i've been too scared to try it again. i think you've inspired me to order one the next time i'm out. well, the next time i'm out and it's not snowing......

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss kelly! im not doing alcohol yet cept some swallows of beer when my brother lets me. im glad you got one you could like and could make at home. its neat that it could make you feel like your back on your holiday.
...hugs from lenny
ps i sent you a st patricks day ecard. did you get it?