by Lynn Lieu, Desert Sun
In high school, breast cancer awareness was something I wholeheartedly supported, sporting the little pink ribbon and rattling off facts. But it wasn’t until I met real-life survivors and sat by a friend while she struggled to deal with her mother’s cancer that I really began to understand that breast cancer awareness was more than percentages. And the strength that so many have displayed throughout the fight against an incurable disease was something made for the movies.
For breast cancer awareness month, Miramonte Resort and Spa will put on a “Think Pink” celebration in partnership with the Desert Cancer Foundation. Starting Thursday, the Vineyard Lounge will offer cocktails including this refreshing mojito.
Perfect in Pink Mojito
2 ounces rum
½ ounce Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
6-8 fresh mint leaves
4 raspberries (2 for garnish) 2 lime wedges (1 for garnish)
½ teaspoon sugar
Instructions: In a mixing glass add mint leaves, two raspberries, one lime wedge (squeezing before dropping into glass) and rum. Add Chambord and ice. Shake together. Pour into pint glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a line wedge and raspberries.