Paleo Cuban Holiday Drink Recipes

Honey Sweetened Traditional Lime Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 3 mint leaves, fresh (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 ounce (4 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) 80-proof white rum (optional)
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprig and lime wedge

Directions:

  1. Place mint, a splash of club soda, and honey in a glass. 
  2. With a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon massage the mint leaves.  You want to release the oils from the mint leaves not crush them.
  3. Add the lemon juice and rum stir well.
  4. Add ice and top off with club soda or lemon-lime kombucha 
  5. Add a bit of variety by adding a flavored rum, or Kombucha

Crema de Vie

Crema de Vie is a Cuban eggnog recipe and a great way to spice things up at Christmas. Makes 12 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can sweeten condensed coconut milk
  • 1 can evaporate coconut milk
  • 6 egg yolks from pasteurized eggs
  • 1 cup dark rum or less if you would like a lighter drink
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract not artificial
  • cinnamon, ground, and/or sticks for garnish

Directions:

Simple Syrup –

  1. Over medium-low heat put equal parts of water and honey into a saucepan and stir.
  2. Once the honey has dissolved into the water remove it from the heat and let it cool.

Crema de Vie –

  1. In a blender, gently mix eggs at low speed. Add evaporated milk and condensed milk and gently blend until smooth.
  2. Add simple syrup, vanilla, and rum and gently blend until mixed through. 
  3. Garnish with ground cinnamon and/or a cinnamon stick. (optional)