Funny Story about this....Growing up in Miami, FL my family hated Cilantro...I mean really fucking hated it. And we had a family that lived next door to us, The Pilantro's....My dad couldnt stand Cilantro that much he actually went over to our Neighbors' house one day and shot them all in the Face. He came home fulled with Blood and said..."You know how I feel about Cilantro"...yada yada yada, we let Mom take the fall and have continued our family quest of ending other familes whose name may or may not rhyme with Cilantro.
If cilantro were a historical malevolent dictator, who would it be? Why?
George Bush...Because i have short term memory issues and cant think of anyone before him...Whats the question again?
My cilantro story, first experience, recent anecdote, rant, etc...
My introduction into Cilantro is an interesting one. About 11 years ago my high school graduating class and I went to Cancun for our "Senior Trip". It was to be the best moment of our Senior Year. Two days into it we where having a ball each night. Going out, Drinking, partying saying goodbye, and making memories..It was on the third day that a bunch of us (you know the cool kids, including the Hottest girls in our class) decided to take a trip a bit farther than the city limits to get some authentic Mexican Cuisine. When we rolled up to this joint it was like something out of a Clint Eastwood movie...I mean Mexican men outside of the place on the floor with a Sombrero on pointed down at the ground and the light sound of snoring coming from the middle of the hat.
We sat down at a couple of tables and tried to figure out how to read the menu and we all where real thirsty. Living in Miami I would like to think that I have a sense of the Latin-American scene so I thought it would be neat to order Mojitos...its a drink with Mint, Rum, Lime....very good stuff. Anyways we ordered a full round, per my suggestion, and the Senorita looked puzzled. My spanish speaking friends had to illustrate what we wanted using broken Spanglish and almost a charade type demonstration involving different things in the place. When it came time to explain the Mint aspect of the drink my friend picked up a piece of Cilantro and said what he thougt was the spanish word for "mint". He didnt. We got these new kind of Mojitos it seemed, with Cilantro instead of mint. We didnt know, where in fucking Mexico. We got hammered and full of fresh, home cooked mexican cuisine. So full we decided to take a bus back so we could lie down in the seats versus a small taxi.
Halfway back to the hotel something stranged started to happen...I smelt a fart coming from the row that the two hottest chicks in our class where sitting in. Hot girls dont fart in public, they dont. Then I smelt i
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Mojito, Cuban Rum Cocktail
Pronounced [moh-HEE-tohs] a popular classic "club" drink from Cuba. Based on the recipe from Bacardi.com makers of light and dark rum. (See new Mojito Martini recipe too).
Serves: 1 Tall Glass (collins glass)
I N G R E D I E N T S
2 ounces simple syrup or 3 teaspoons sugar
10 fresh Cilantro leaves
1/2 cup fresh ice
splash of bitters (optional)
1 1/2 ounce Rum (Barcardi)
2 ounces club soda
1 sprig of mint for garnish
1 lime wedge for garnish
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Juice the 1/2 lime into a tall glass. Cut the remain lime into quarters and add them to the glass. Stir and blend the Cilantro leaves with the lime and syrup (or sugar) crushing the leaves to extract their flavor. Add the crushed itce, rum, and club soda and stir well to blend. Garnish with the lime wedge and mint sprig.
USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION
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