I’ve never liked math.
I swore up and down that I’d never use the stuff when I was a grown up – especially those damn word problems where they asked you about cuts of beef. Urp! I mean seriously, who even cares how much chuck or ground round it takes to make the perfect hamburger. I’m not a butcher… JUST GIVE ME MEAT!
What they should have done was give us word problems which involved liquor. Let’s face it, it’s WAY more probable these days that I’ll become a bartender than a butcher.
Given that fact, let’s take a stab at some math, shall we? I promise it’ll be fun!
The Question: It’s 15 minutes after noon on a rainy Saturday. If GamerGirl has 1 pint of raspberries in the fridge, 2 bushels of fresh mint growing in the garden, one 6-pack of cold club soda, 1 spoon full of sugar and 1 lime, when can she start drinking?
IT’S A TRICK QUESTION! If it’s Saturday, she can start drinking when it starts raining :)
Mmmm…. that’s the most delicious word problem evah!
1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
10-12 medium sized mint leafs, chiffonade-ed
1 medium lime, juiced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup rum (we used Bacardi Silver)
5-10oz club soda, chilled
In a pitcher, combine the raspberries, mint, lime juice, and sugar. Muddle vigorously until no whole raspberries remain and the mint is bruised.
Fill the pitcher with ice and add in rum. Stir to evenly distribute the minty raspberries through your drink. Top with club soda, stir lightly, and serve!
Note: Don’t want to make a whole pitcher? Whip out your calculator! Yay math :)