Cheers to Regan Miller Jones!

This is a special post to celebrate the 40th birthday of Regan Miller Jones, a wonderful colleague and friend who is an inspiration to so many registered dietitians.  I can’t think of anyone else who has contributed so much to our profession in this digital age — helping RDs gain confidence in food photography, understand the importance (and rules) of social media disclosure, improve their skills in blogging and fully leverage social media platforms.

Regan is the creator of Healthy Aperture, the first online food photo gallery focused on healthy food and curated by RDs. I am lucky to be a co-founder of this incredible site with Regan.   Regan is also the creator of RDs4Disclosure, Recipe Redux and Blog Brulee.  Come on.  That’s pretty darn amazing.

mojitos


So in honor of Regan’s birthday, 40 RDs are celebrating her 40th birthday.  We all have her to thank for so many things.  I’d like to toast Regan with one of my favorite cocktails, Strawberry Basil Mojitos.  I love this combination, although you can use mint in place of the basil, if you wish.  Fresh lime juice is critical.  This refreshing cocktail is the perfect summer time drink, but it’s actually ideal any time of the year.  All the best to you, Regan.  Thanks for all that you do!

Strawberry Basil Mojitos

3 fresh strawberries
4 large basil leaves
1 ounce simple syrup (or tablespoon of sugar)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 shot white rum
4 ounces of club soda
crushed ice

Slice the strawberries and place at the bottom of a tall glass or a shaker, along with the torn basil leaves.  Pour in the simple syrup and lime juice and muddle the mixture (pounding gently).  Stir in the rum and top with club soda and crushed ice.  Shake the drink until well mixed if using a shaker. Garnish with strawberry slices.

Or why not make a pitcher while you’re at it!  Here’s a video on how to make a pitcher of Strawberry Basil Mojitos.

 


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  • EmmaStirling

    Love the recipe and agree completely! Happy New Year to you Janet and wishing you health and happiness in 2015.

  • I just don’t even deserve all these wonderful celebrations, but that’s not gonna stop me from enjoying them all. Seriously, Janet. For all the kind words that have been shared in this virtual party, please know that had you not believed in my first crazy idea, I might never have pursued the rest. Thank you for giving me the confidence to pursue what seemed like a dream and paving the way for each and every once of us who decided to “do something different” with our careers. Happy New Year 🙂

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