For those of you having trouble getting your champers open from last week, you could visit here and see if that helps.
While you're off doing that, I'll mix up a tipple for this week.
4 large, fresh mint leaves, torn
1 tablespoon palm sugar
1 lime, cut into quarters (or '4's for the Americans)
60ml Bacardi (or real Cuban rum if you've been thru Duty free lately)
1 cup ice
Place mint and palm sugar a mortar and 'muddle' - this is fun. If you don't have a muddler, try a shaker and crush lightly with the back of a spoon. Transfer the muddle mix to the shaker, add the lime, Bacardi and ice and shake. Pour into a highball glass (do not strain out the ice) and top with cold soda water, and sprig of mint.
Kick back in the hammock and enjoy! This is one of my favourite drinks for a hot sunny day (which we haven't got yet, but I'm dreaming...) and this is a song that we also enjoy down this way! In fact, when we went to their concert they played this song and the crowd went nuts!