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#ThirstyThursday Kiwi and Blueberry Mojito Cocktails | HipLatina Kitchen

Kiwi Blueberry Mojito Cocktail

Did you know the Kiwi fruit has a season? It does. And we think these seasonal cocktails look delicious. And even though blueberry season has ended in the states,

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Chile is kind enough to be an ongoing source of the healthy berry, which goes perfectly with this recipe and as a garnish. These mojito recipes are worthy challenges for your home bar.

 

Kiwi Mojito HipLatina Kitchen
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Complete recipe and directions can be found here at Laylita.com.

Charcuterie Cups

Charcuterie Cups - Single Bites
Lori Yates | Foxes Love Lemons

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 (4-½-inch square) wonton wrappers
  • 6 oz prosciutto, thinly sliced and rolled
  • 6 oz salami, thinly sliced and rolled
  • 6 oz gorgonzola cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cornichons
  • Dulce de Membrillo or fig preserves, for serving (optional)
  • Whole-grain mustard, for serving (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray standard muffin pan with cooking spray. Press wonton wrappers into muffin cups, taking care to press against bottom and sides of cups. Lightly spray wrappers with additional cooking spray.
  • Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove wonton cups from muffin pan and transfer to cooling rack to cool completely before filling.

Fill cups with prosciutto, salami, cheese and cornichons. Serve with preserves and mustard, if desired.

Kiwi Royale Cocktail

Mojitos Royale
Shared from Domesticate-me.com

This unique cocktail recipe includes sparkling wine to turn it into a Royale:

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup blueberries (plus extra for a fancy blueberry swizzle stick)
  • 6-8 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw (I’m into slightly tart cocktails, but feel free to add an extra teaspoon or two of sugar if you like a sweeter drink.)
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces chilled Prosecco or champagne

Directions

  • Place the blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a glass. (I recommend a 12-ounce glass or mason jar, but you can obviously use whatever you like.) Using a muddling tool or wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the glass until the blueberries have released their juices.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour the rum over. Give it a stir.
  • Top with chilled champagne or Prosecco and garnish with extra mint and blueberries if you’re feeling fancy.

The Perfect Board

The Perfect Charcuterie - HipLatina
Shared from Cooking with Cocktail Rings

Tips for your Cocktail Charcuterie Board

  • For aesthetic purposes, I love to plate things on rustic wood cheeseboards with pretty silver cheese spreaders. Another good choice is slate because you can write the names of the cheeses in chalk.
  • You can typically allot 2 ounces of cheese and charcuterie per person when deciding how much to buy.
  • Cheese is best served at room temperature. Remove cheeses from the fridge about a half hour before serving.
  • Whole Foods has a great cheese selection and deli counter. Trader Joe’s sells great cheeses on a budget and already packaged meat selections. Serve a knife for each cheese so flavors don’t mingle.

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