Drugs have all types of healing properties. Tylenol helps mild headaches, Midol gets you through when the first day of flow comes and you’re completely fucked. Tylenol PM makes you pass out (although it won’t keep you passed out). Alcohol on the other hand, well do I really have to explain the benefits/side effects? No.
God knows I’ve cut down on my drinking since college; now its down to once a week. Drinking is amazing, but I have to say nothing feels better than a razor sharp mind. At times it still makes me sick (drinking that is), especially when I don’t eat enough while drinking. But what exactly makes me reach for the bottle when I know I’ll be hungover with my head stuck in a paper bag all day? Nothing cuts your day loose like a good drink.
In the morning when I’m feeling nauseous or headach-y I reach for an alka-seltzer that cuts through my digestive system. And after I’m healed and I forgot the hell hole of nausea and headache I was in, I reach for some alcohol. When does this see-saw stop?
I’ve since experimented with a playful concept when it comes to drinking mojitos. Since alcohol and alka seltzer both have medicinal properties (one psychological/social, the other physical), I focused on both as medicinal “tablets”. Here I thought making frozen mojito tablets to be diluted into a drink the same way alka seltzer dilutes into water would be a fun gimmick. Also, I’ve always had the problem of preparing the drink for myself; every time I want a mojito in the comfort of my home means that I have to head out for fresh mint and limes.
Mojitos have three major ingredients..Lime juice, Mint, and white rum. These 3 could made into three different flavor tablets that are frozen….
All of these compartmentalized “mojito” tablets would make my life much easier. I would never have to buy fresh mint for 1-2 drinks and watch the rest of the mint turn brown in my fridge. Image of wilting brown mint in fridge = parents throwing money at a trust-fund hipster spawn with no goals but partying.
I have those types of hangovers in the morning where I not only feel headachy and extremely fatigued all day but I also get EXTREME nausea. Its weird. I’m not religious, but when I’m very nauseous, I fear for my death + I start praying because it is so excruciatingly painful. I think out of all types of sicknesses nausea for me is the worst. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
It’s true, nothing can cure a hangover….Except for, that is, drinking again…But if you want to cure your nausea I think Alka seltzer is the best thing ever. I don’t know what I would do without these on a morning after 5+ drinks.
Ingredients: Left to right, White rum, lime juice, Corn syrup, mint, Sparkly water, and Mint zest.
This is the mint zest and White Rum mixture…
Mint and Corn syrup mixture. Corn syrup is best for this kind of situation I think, because it mixes with the liquid easily.
I managed to find a perfect mold to mimic the Alka seltzer tablet shape, except it was a lot bigger of course…I froze lime meat with lime juice, then the corn syrup with mint, and then
Rum, water, and mint zest. Again, White rum won’t freeze on its own but if you mix it with
water it totally will.
Something about this mojito was better than any other mojito I’ve made. I think it was because I froze the mint and corn syrup mixture for a while and through this process the corn syrup (the sweetener in the mojito) became completely infused with the mint flavor, as opposed to just adding the corn syrup and mint separately. Not only was there minty flavor from the leaf but also from the syrup so it had a double impact flavor wise.