"In India, we constantly serve sweet lime juice, and sometimes make a salty version too," Padma Lakshmi says. In this variation, Padma adds dark rum, cilantro and ginger, which gives the drink a little spice. Cocktail Party Recipes

Padma Lakshmi
June 2007

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Credit: © John Kernick

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
makes 8 drinks
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and ginger to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Strain the syrup into a large pitcher, pressing hard on the ginger. Let cool to room temperature.

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  • Stir in the lime juice, rum and the 2 cups of ice. Strain into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime slices and cilantro.

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