Happy National Mojito Day! I was planning on writing about Cuba today, but a shinier object flashed at me this week, Tom Steyer declaring his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the President. CBS News reported yesterday in Billionaire Tom Steyer latest presidential candidate to join 2020 field
Tom Steyer has had a change of heart over the past few months. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns join "Red and Blue" to discuss the crowded democratic primary field.As soon as Eric Swalwell dropped out, Steyer replaced him, so there are still 25 candidates in the field. Steyer wasted no time in keeping the field just as crowded as it was before.
On The Issues also wasted no time rating Steyer, it put up a page for him within the day of his announcing. It also wasted little time evaluating him. Unlike Wayne Messam, who had a page for weeks with no evaluation, Steyer's page had initial scores of 38 economic and 60 social yesterday morning, revised to 30 economic and 73 social by 9:00 P.M. EDT last night. Just like the Senators and Representatives running for the Democratic nomination, Steyer appears to be drifting to the left as he campaigns, although that's really an artifact of his positions being examined. For what it's worth, both scores led On The Issues to classify Steyer as a Moderate Liberal with the more recent scores placing him between Messam and Tulsi Gabbard according to how I rank the candidates. That seems right to me.
All this reminds me that I promised updated ratings and rankings for all the candidates. I'm working on it. When I have them ready, I'll post them.
Enough politics. It's time for the recipe for today. Since Steyer is a billionaire, I'm sharing the ritziest mojito recipe I can find on Tipsy Bartender's YouTube channel, the Champagne Mojito.
CHAMPAGNE MOJITOI'm still not done with national days celebrating cocktails from Caribbean island nations, as July 19th is National Daiquiri Day. I can write about Cuba then. Stay tuned.
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) White Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Lime Juice
Splash Simple Syrup
1. Rim edge of coupe glass with lime juice and sugar. Set aside.
2. In a blender combine ice, rum, lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves and pulse until combined and ice is lightly crushed.
3. Pour mixture into glass and garnish with a lime wheel. Enjoy responsibly!