While visiting our friends Roberta and Phil in Florida, Phil showed me the fine art of making Mojitos. Lots of limes, mint and icing sugar.
These ones were going to be extra special with the addition of the fruit (the pear) from a prickly pear cactus.
Phil peeled and then mushed the fruit really well. Isn't the colour amazing?
My job was to divide it amongst the four glasses and to keep muddling.
White rum, sparkling water and ice were added and yum-o! We had pink Mojitos!
Meanwhile, the rest of the prickly pear cactus, called "Nopales" was waiting.
Richard and I cleaned off all the little needles...
...really, really well.
And Phil barbecued them as one of the many sides with our steaks. Tasted a bit like grilled peppers. Very cool.