When it's a beautiful, sunny day in San Diego, there are three things I long to do for dinner:
1. Hit happy hour at a beachside restaurant and order up some seafood apps and chilled white wine.
2. Organize an impromptu barbecue with other neighborhood families.
3. Eat Mexican food.
Today was one of those gorgeous, spring-like, no-jacket-needed days. So we chose Mexican food. San Diego is all about Mexican food. There are wonderful moderately-priced restaurants in an area of San Diego called Old Town. But some of the best Mexican food you can find is cheap, and it's found in little hole-in-the-wall shacks that are scattered about all over the county. Our favorites are fish tacos, carne asada burritos, carnitas, and rolled tacos with guacamole. Seriously great Mexican food!
I opted to prepare a Mexican feast at home for us tonight. And we started the meal with a perfect summery warm weather drink: Pomegranate Mojitos.
I'm definitely not a martini person, but I enjoy sipping drinky drinks out of martini glasses! These went down smoothly, sitting outside in the warm weather and dreaming of the approaching summer.
The Pomegranate Mojito is a rum based drink with a little sugar, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and Pom juice. Pom juice can be expensive, but you only need a small bottle for these (unless you plow through a whole bunch of drinks!!) Pom juice can be found in the fresh juice section of your market.
More about our Mexican dinner will be posted tomorrow!
This recipe can be found HERE.
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