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

Ingredients
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.

22 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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...

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  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

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

    Cheers to 2013!

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  10. Sounds wonderfully refreshing! Happy New Year!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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

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  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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