Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013 + Recipe for Virgin Mojito

Happy New Year 2013!

Dear readers and friends, here's wishing you all a GREAT 2013 with abundance of good food and smiles. 2012 has been a great year for me - made lots of new friends as well as rekindled my passion for cooking and food styling. In 2013, I hope to share with you more simple recipes and restaurant reviews of good food around KL.

Pop open a bottle of champagne and celebrate in style! And have a bubbly new year ;)

Have a splashing good time.. whatever you do :)

To kick start the new year, I am sharing with you one of my favorite drinks, the Virgin Mojito. Strange but true, I actually prefer the non-alcoholic version to the alcoholic one. This is extremely easy to make, and is a very refreshing drink that you can enjoy on a hot afternoon. And since there is no alcohol involved, my kids get to enjoy it too. :)

If you cannot get your hands on Sprite or 7-Up, you can also use soda water with some caster sugar, added to taste.

A drink for all ages, the Virgin Mojito

Virgin Mojito (Mocktail)
Preparation time: under 10 minutes
Serves 5-6

1.3l Sprite or 7-Up
2 large handfuls of mint leaves
Juice of 8 calamansi (limau kasturi) or limes
Ice cubes

1. In a mixing glass, muddle the mint leaves. Add the Sprite and 7-Up, add the calamansi juice and stir until well mixed. Pour into glasses with fresh hard ice cubes.


  1. Hi Baby Sumo, Happy New Year to you and all at home. Wish you all the best in 2013.

  2. Happy New Year to you and your family and a blasting 2013!

  3. Refreshing mocktail. Wishing you a very happy new year. May the year bring in joy and happiness

  4. Happy New Year, 2013, to you and your loved ones. All the best in the year ahead. Cheers!!!

  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your beautiful family!!!!!!! :D

  6. I prefer non-alcoholic Mojito as well, hehe
    Happy 2013!

  7. That's is great for the new year... All the kids could drink it...
    Hope to see more good review abt food...
    Happy new year to you and your family...

  8. Happy New Year, dear Baby Sumo + your wonderful family --- may beautiful things come for you this 2013! :D

    P.S. Ooh I don't mind a mojito too, virgin or otherwise. LOL

  9. Hi Yen! Although I prefer dark rum in my Mojito, your version will go very well with the kids!

    Cheers to 2013!

  10. Sounds wonderfully refreshing! Happy New Year!

  11. Happy New Year Yen! May ur year be filled with food n favour...hahaha =)

  12. A refreshing start to the new year. May your life be full of happiness , peace and joy.

  13. Yen , just passing by to say Happy New Year !!! All the best in 2013 !!! Now , throw some of that mojito over here ! :D

  14. Can you believe another year has passed? Time can be so funny; at times, dragging on, but so often, speeding by and we barely have time to catch our breath. I hope this New Year’s Eve is filled with love and laughter, relaxation and joy.

  15. may 2013 be the best year yet for the baby sumo clan! :D ooh, virgin mojitos! heheh, i can't help thinking that it's great that your kids enjoy them now too, in preparation for when they'll be enjoying rum-laced ones in 2030, heh :D

  16. Hi Yen,
    Wishing you and your family a
    Happy New Year :)

  17. Virgin Mojito? Sounds refreshing....if don't want to take alcohol can opt for this. Happy New Year to you and your family! ;-)

  18. Happy New Year Yen! I'm not much of a drinker, so this drink is perfect for me. :)

  19. happy new year lovey! pity we didn't get to spend much time in the last few weeks. keep me updated with things though. hugs to all at home! =oD


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