We have oregano growing in our garden so when I harvested some to put in our dinner one night I brought in a few blossoms. For some reason we decided to taste them. I don't recommend just tasting random plants, some can be deadly but we were willing to risk it. They were very spicy, imagine that. Hot and delicious. This inspired me to grab a couple glasses (I know, I should have used a pottery cup, what was I thinking) and muddle some oregano blossoms in the glass. Then I made a mojito.
|Oregano Blossom Mojito|
Oregano is a really pretty plant in your garden, it has tall stalks that dance in the wind. We have it as a landscape plant in a sunny spot and it's just happy as can be. Of course it also is nice to walk outside and cut the herbs I need for a recipe as soon as I need them. If you have a little sunny spot in your garden you should try some. Go ahead, make a cocktail with the flowers.
A few blossoms from an Oregano stalk
1 1/2 tbs sugar (more or less to taste)
1 1/2 ounces amber rum
1/2 cup sparkling water or club soda
1 lime, cut into wedges
Muddle the oregano blossoms in the glass, squeeze 1 - 2 wedges of lime and the sugar onto the blossoms and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the shot of rum then fill the glass with ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with more lime and blossoms if desired.
Makes one cocktail. Please drink responsibly.
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