It has really been a while now since I published a Wednesday recipe, and I would love to share the recipe for the banana cake that O has baked the last two Sundays in a row… But unfortunately I forgot to write down the measurements of the ingredients while taking photos of the baking process last Sunday. Maybe I’ll publish the recipe + photos next week. However, both Anna in Stockholm and Desiree in Alabama have published Wednesday recipes today.
O’s yummy banana cake – in Puerto Rico it is called “pan de guineo”.
Yesterday we had an improvised rum tasting after dinner with our Mexican friends – Bacardi Coconut and Bacardi Select (a dark rum), as well as some ron cañita (Puerto Rican moonshine rum / hembränd rom) with a chocolate flavour (not entirely convinced of that flavour!). I really like the Bacardi Coconut, and I have “invented” a simple cocktail, which is a great alternative to the Cuba Libre (Coke + rum, preferably dark, and lemon juice) that we usually drink at home (we prefer to drink mojitos in a bar):
Petchie’s Coco Rum Cocktail
½ can of Sprite
Coconut flavoured rum
freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mix the ingredients together and enjoy!
This cocktail probably already exists under another name but I thought of it one evening when I was trying to figure out how to drink the coconut flavoured rum our Belgian friends bought for us at the Bacardi factory last year… As we had lots of Sprite left over from a party I thought that I would mix the two, and the “cocktail” actually really tastes good!
If you have a bottle of Bacardi rum at home – check the writing on the bottle; if it is an European bottle it will say “Casa fundada en Cuba” but on the Puerto Rican / American bottles it says “Puerto Rican rum”!!
Speaking of rum, the Mexicans have probably (they are not home yet) visited the Bacardi factory today, a perfect excursion on a rainy day! I have visited the factory three times already with different guests and even if the guided tour is brief, it is still interesting to hear about the rum-making process and it is free (+ two drink tickets per person).
Tomorrow the Condado Culinary Fest starts in our neighbourhood and our visitors have promised to cook a Mexican dinner for us! We will of course take the chance to taste the artisan tequila they gave us as a present – Tequila Ortigoza. Maybe we should buy some normal supermarket-bought tequila to be able to make a comparison as at least I am not an expert tequila-drinker…
We thought that the Condado Culinary Fest was a little disappointing last year but we will give it another try this weekend. All the restaurants along Avenida Ashford will have tables and stands in the street and according to the event information on Facebook there will be the possibility to taste coffee, wine and Puerto Rican rums…