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  • Ice cubes
  • 1 to 2 juicy limes (you need 1-ounce juice and a wheel for garnish)
  • 1 ounce golden rum,(recommended: Mount Gay)
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum, (recommended: Meyers's)


Fill a highball glass or large wine goblet ...

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For the chocolate sponge cake:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder.

For the chocolate mousse

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  • 3 tbsp. olive oil,
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped,
  • 1 small onion, chopped,
  • 1 cup diced celery,
  • 1 diced carrot,
  • 1 liter chicken broth,
  • 1 cup tomato sauce,
  • 1 cup canned beans, drained,
  • 1/2 cup sweet peas,
  • 1 cup green beans,
  • 3 zucchini, quartered and diced, seeds removed,
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley,
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil,
  • salt and pepper to taste,
  • 1/2 cup seashell pasta,
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese for topping.


Over medium-low heat, in a large stock pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onion for 3-4 minutes. Add celery and carrots, saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add chicken broth and tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, green beans, sweet peas and salt and pepper. Simmer the minestrone soup for 20-25 minutes. Add the zuchini in the last 10 minutes, and the parsley and basil in the last 2 minutes of cooking. The seashell pasta can be added to the soup in the last 8-9 minutes, or alternatively, boiled separately and added to the soup when serving. As it is with most vegetable soups, the minestrone will become even more tasty, if it is left to sit for half an hour and then reheated before serving.

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