Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trophy Wife Mojito

Most of us have high hopes of becoming the worlds greatest wife-one day. You know, smokin' hot, established, always available to meet the needs of our husband (having some kind of alcoholic beverage on the rocks waiting for him when he gets home from work is a must), savvy and never in the wrong, of course! Cake walk. Despite our efforts we all know men can be very stubborn and unfortunately since they don't necessarily think anything of it, "it's just who I am," we must not blame them for it-merely trick them. 

Sorry boys, you asked for it. 

The best 'trophy wife' (or girlfriend) always has a smile on her face and a hidden agenda stewing (we're not talking about a malicious agenda, ladies). Since men have the incredible ability to act like a 12-year-old one minute and then their actual age the next (eh-sorta), we must find every possible way to keep them 'healthy' and at the same time not cause any extra stress or unnecessary fuss for ourselves. One way to get the job done-masking a leafy green (read about the amazing benefits of kale in 'Lean, Green, Beauty Queen') with an alcoholic beverage! 

"I'm tired of pretending I'm not special. 
I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total bitchin' rockstar from Mars." 

7 leaves of kale, washed (dinosaur kale)
½ cup agave syrup
1 cup cold water
1 cup fresh mint, washed
5 limes (juiced) plus 1 for garnish (total of 6 limes)
White rum
1 bottle of sparkling water (mint if possible)
Ginger ale (Zevia-chemical and sugar free!)
Stevia drops (optional)

*Ingredient list serves 4

Kale juice:
  • Tear the kale into pieces, removing the vein (steam) and put just the leaves in the blender.
  • Add the agave. Start to blend, adding cold water as needed to make a thick syrupy juice. Blend until it is as smooth as possible.
  • Set aside.
In a shaker (or mason jar) place ice then add in a shot (or more-depending on how funny or annoying he is drunk) of rum, 2 tbs. of lime juice, 3-4 tbs. of the kale juice and a few mint sprigs. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass (the glass pictured was too small). Top each glass off with ginger ale and sparkling water (or more lime juice if desired). Stir in 3 drops of Stevia (added sweetness). 

Garnish with mint and a lime wedge! 

Gone in a sip. Back to his college days.
Bottoms up! xo

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