As popular as the Mojito is, why not announce your open houses with a menu describing what you are serving. Try this one:
Majito Shrimp Marinade
In a medium bowl combine
20 chopped fresh mint leaves (easy to grow in your garden)
1/2 cup sugar
1 thinly sliced shallot
Pound with a wooden spoon to coarsely crush.
Whisk in 1/3 cup light rum
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp freshly grated lime zest
and 1 tsp coarse kosher salt. Whisk until salt dissolves.
Makes about 1 cup, enough for up to 1 1/2 pounds shrimp. Marinade shrimp for 15 - 20 minutes.
Tip: Don't marinate for more than the recommended time or the rum and lime juice will cook the shrimp and ruin their texture.
Cook: Arrange shrimp on skewers and baste with marinade and grill for 1 to 2 minutes each side.
Serve: Remove shrimp from skewers and use party toothpicks to skewer the individual shrimp and arrange on a platter. Drizzle with lime juice and garnish with mint sprigs.
What is the worst that can happen? You can eat your own marketing materials.