Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ernest Hemingway

When Scott and I got married one of the gifts we received was a gift certificate to a restaurant on 17th Avenue called The Sultans Tent. We had an absoltely terrific dinner there and one of my favorite parts was my drink (surprise, surprise). The waiter called it an "Ernest Hemingway" and it was crushed mint, rum and coke. It was very delicious.

Sadly the restaurant is no more, which is really a shame. But I've got a huge mint plant in my front yard so don't cry for me.

Ernest Hemingway

Small handful mint leaves

Wash mint leaves and place in a glass. With a muddler or spoon, gently crush leaves to release their oil. Add ice, one ounce of rum and top the glass up with cola.

Drink with someone you love. Or like.


peasantwench said...

It's GONE???? *weeps*

Bethiclaus said...

I hate mint in food, but for some reason find it irresistible in alcocholic beverages. I LOVE mojitos, I love Coke, could I perhaps have found a new alcoholic lovah?

Terry B said...

The Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins sound fantastic, from the name and picture alone. I sometimes add a little corn and a chopped jalapeƱo pepper to a corn muffin mix to make them more interesting, but this recipe looks like the real deal. I'll have to find the book.

Sara said...

Morgan - here, have a tissue. Yes, sadly it's gone. I heard they were going to re-open somewhere else, but as far as I know that hasn't happened.

Bethiclaus - if you like rum you'll LOVE the Ernest.

Terry - Thanks!

peasantwench said...

Well, at least Moroccan Castle is still around. Some days you just need a b'stilla (chicken in phyllo with icing sugar and nuts. Yum!).

Sara said...

I've never heard of them! Are they downtown?

Rachael said...

WOW. So simple, and yet, Ive never encountered it. Thank you SO much! (And that Hemingway is my favorite writer is a bonus.)

peasantwench said...

No, they are in West Hillhurst, or were last time I looked! 19th street, between Kensington Road and 5th Ave. The two restaurants were very similar. Both very, very tasty.