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mojito Did you know that Loll has a sister company called Epicurean that makes extremely cool eco-friendly kitchen accessories? I received my first Epicurean cutting board 7 years ago as a Christmas gift and I still use it pretty much everyday. Along with cutting boards, they make some handy utensils like this muddler. What can you make with a muddler? REALLY good cocktails like this festive cranberry mojito. Pretty snazzy, right? It also happens to fit perfectly in a stocking. For all you last minute shoppers – order it before the 14th and you’ll receive it in time for gift giving. Cranberry Mojito for two: recipe and photos via herehere, and here. 8 oz. fresh cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 20 mint leaves 2 tbs. lime juice 4 oz. rum 4 oz. soda Put cranberries, sugar, and water in a pot and simmer over medium heat Lower the heat after a bit to medium low and allow the cranberries to burst; remove from heat Once the berries have cooled, strain them and save the syrup Place 10 mint leaves along with 1 tbs of lime juice in each glass Grab your super good looking handy Epicurean muddler and mash the mixture up Fill the glass with ice and pour in 2 oz of rum and simple syrup in each glass Top with soda water and garnish with fresh cranberries drink up. repeat. PS. Don’t forget to check out Loll’s Yard Sale for discounted furniture that is ready to ship asap!