For close to a year now, I’ve been promising E a celebratory cocktail – to celebrate spring, to celebrate going sailing, and mostly to celebrate the completion of Sugar & Salt: The Orange Book. A year has almost passed since the idea’s first inception. However, the reasons to create something special became current again with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign. It seems that a salutatory cocktail is in order. Lucky us! Check out our Kickstarter progress and updates.
Kumquat Mint Mojito
15 mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)
7 kumquats, quartered (plus extra for garnish)
1 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces Mount Gay rum
ice cubes for shaking and serving
2 ounces club soda
Muddle mint leaves and kumquats in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, simple syrup, and rum. Add ice cubes and shake until well-chilled, about 10 seconds. Add club soda to a ball jar filled with ice. Strain the shaker mix into the ball. Garnish with a mint leaf and a kumquat slice.
Makes 1 cocktail
You’ve been asking for it and we’ve found a way to bring it to you – with your help. What have you been asking for, you say? Why a new printing of the red cookbook, At Home, At Sea, of course. I’ve heard ALOT over the past several years it’s been out of print that we should do a second printing. We are ready!
But here’s the thing… We just printed Sugar & Salt: The Orange Book last year and we haven’t had enough time to recoup our printing costs to turn around and do another printing. However, E and I are ready and up to the task of putting together a new and updated version of At Home, At Sea for you.
Now, we just need your help! Check out the details of our Kickstarter campaign. There are a bunch of fun gift levels from mini-notecards, a Riggin apron, the cookbooks, Maine lobster sent to your door, me as your personal chef, a trip on the Riggin, and an elegant dinner made for you and your 8 guests in your own home. Thank you for taking the time to check out our latest effort!
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