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Celebrating is about sharing, telling stories, talking. It's about eating a piece of cake that a friend made for you, having a glass of wine or savoring a cup of coffee. It's that unknown sensation that doesn't let you get up from the table after eating. It's much more than just placing silverware and plates on a table, it's creating an ambience, a style, a sensation, an unforgettable memory.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Relax and have a cocktail

This is my tropical Christmas cocktail, being in Miami I shouldn't wait for a white xmas to come. I enjoy my Christmas tree with a see view and a nice sunny weather.

Holiday season: parties, celebrations, shopping, cooking, cleaning and planing the new year to come. I have been running from one place to an other with the online store and the holiday season.

It's nearly the same as having a real shop with a window.
We do sales, coupons, take pictures, write, send store products to different directories, social media, marketing, check inventory, packing, post office, answer questions online an over the phone..... plus running a home with daily emphasis on food  sounds good! but not when you are just one person doing it all.

That is when I say relax and have a cocktail  instead of run Lola run!

 For me a cocktail is taking your time, you have to enjoy it slowly and of course socially . A cocktail is a type of flirting with the glass and the drink, changing your mood and switching you to another atmosphere were every thing is slowed down, please don't misunderstand me I am not inducing anyone to drink, just  have only one.

So if you are over stressed with the holiday seasons relax and have a cocktail

2 oz rum
1 oz lemongrass
1 oz  lemon juice

lemongrass syrup:
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
3  stalks of lemongrass, sliced

To prepared the syrup:
Add all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low and keep cooking slow for 30 minutes, stir, strain and let it chill.

In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all ingredients, shake, strain and serve.

you can make the lemongrass and keep it in the refrigerator for future use...


Grubarazzi said...

Ohhh, I bet this is delicious! The lemongrass syrup is a great idea.

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Hi Lola, thank you for visiting my blog, you have a great blog and I´m staying here to share recipes. I´m happy I´ve found two people from Miami today, and both Spanish speaking too, that´s great.
Let´s read each other,
Saludos desde California,

janet@fromcupcakestocaviar said...

What a great cocktail idea. I like to use lemongrass but it's hard to find recipes incorporating it to where you get a lot of the flavor. This sounds fantastic.

firefoodie said...

What a pretty photo.. I know, hot climates and Christmas? All a bit weird. We're leaving an icy UK for the southern hemisphere in a few days....

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

This is an awesome cocktail, Lola! I love the lemongrass syrup! It sounds wonderful!

Lola Lobato said...

But I do love a white Christmas and cup of hot chocolate....

Simply Life said...

what a great drink! such a fun idea!

Anonymous said...

What a great drink - I love the idea of lemongrass syrup! Thanks!

the food dude said...

Yup, I think this is exactly what I need right now, a cold relaxing cocktail. Great photos!

Sandra said...

I am not big on a drinks as I drink really rarely you could say..but this sound and look beautiful Lola! Happy holiday season to you!!!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

What a fabulous cocktail, Lola! And I absolutely love your description of flirting with it. This one is definitely meant to be courted and savored! : )

Professor Vegetable said...

I love lemongrass. What an awesome cocktail. Yumm!