I recently received some goodies to try out from Frieda's, a specialty produce company based in California. Frieda's products can be found at Giant Eagle stores which are all over Pittsburgh, but there is also one located in Frederick, MD, for my more local readers. In the package were shallots, red pearl onions, and Meyer lemons. I decided to experiment first with the Meyer lemons, since I've never used them before. Meyer lemons are smaller and a little sweeter than regular lemons, making them a perfect option for preserving (next post!) and using in drinks. When coming up with ideas, I remembered that ancient saying: "When life hands you lemons, make lemon mojitos!" Yup, that was it.
The Meyer lemon is on the left!
I have to admit, I've had trouble making a great mojito at home, but this recipe, even though a slight twist on the regular lime mojito, really hit the mark!