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Kiwi Mojito with Agave Syrup | LemonyThyme.com

It’s Independence Day weekend and that calls for a new cocktail recipe to celebrate.

Kiwi Mojito {with Agave Syrup}. 

Shades of green with kiwi, lime and mint.  There’s nothing like a rum cocktail to transport you squarely into a holiday weekend.

We woke this morning to lightning strikes followed closely by roaring thunder.  It was awesome.  I’m a huge fan of thunderstorms, they’re akin to riding a rollercoaster for me, when my adrenaline is free flowing.

As much as we wanted to sleep in on this holiday weekend, Mother Nature had other plans.  So we pillow talked.  And simultaneously counted the seconds between lightning bolts and thunder rumble.  Every second between a lightning bolt and thunder represents a mile (generally speaking), because light travels more quickly than sound.  Thanks to B for this tidbit.

Side note:  I first learned to count between lightning and thunder while watching a movie.  I think it was Poltergeist but I’m not sure.  I’ve googled numerous ways to try and confirm.  Can anyone help confirm this?

Pillow talk led to me slowly planning out my day.  Get up (a good place to start), confirm indoor walking track is open, walk my daily minimum, get my toes done, then buy a few multiple-recipe ingredients at the grocery store and come on home.

July 3rd Rec Center Bulletin

Ugh!  Neither the website nor Facebook page said they were closed.

As of this week’s weigh-in, I’m down 55 pounds.  I’ve somehow managed to balance my love to eat, love to cook, love food photography…with my love of cocktails, like Kiwi Mojitos.

So when life throws a curve ball into my pre-planned day, I say no worries.  A break in the weather motivated me to make this ‘walk’ happen.  I’ve shared before that I’m a big fan of walking.  Never underestimate the benefits of moving.  No gym membership required (although good walking shoes are worth the money).

July 3rd Rec Center Exploration Park

I followed the sidewalks around the CLOSED rec center.  They led me across the street to the high school and back up to the splash park.  When you’re desperate for steps you just keep walking….which delivered me to this place.  Seriously.  I had no idea this gem existed in the woods behind my bad-weather indoor walking center.  I sent a picture text to my walking buddy “your kids would love this place.”

July 3rd Rec Center Rock Climbing

It was a drizzling, spitting rain, bursts of downpours kind of day.  But these heavily wooded trails kept me mostly dry.

July 3rd Rec Center Nature TrailsJuly 3rd Rec Center Nature Trails

It’s hard to explain the feeling associated to discovering new walking trails.  Walking is when I download.  I love my walking buddies and I love my walking self.  I’m more of a listener than a talker when we group walk, but when I’m alone….I’m a talker.  Ha!

July 3rd Rainy Day Walk

My rec center being closed today for the holiday weekend was a blessing.  I logged a three mile walk/hike in a new environment, with a dose of self-therapy.   I’ve now got a new favorite walking path with lots of personality.  And it happens to be very close to my favorite get-your-toes-done place.  Another reason to celebrate with a Kiwi Mojito {with Agave Syrup}.

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Kiwi Mojito {with Agave Syrup}
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 kiwi fruit
  • 4-6 mint sprigs, divided
  • Lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbl. agave nectar
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • Tonic or club soda
Instructions
  1. Peel kiwi. Add to glass with mint and lime wedges. Muddle.
  2. Add ice, agave nectar, rum and swizzle. Top with tonic or club soda.
  3. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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