This week the lawyers are joined by Natalie Finegar.  Natalie served in the Office of the Public Defender for 21 years and 2 years ago joined private practice.  She worked as a supervisor in Baltimore City’s infamous Central Booking and Intake Facility, as a Northwest Defender Project supervisor, and as the Deputy District PD for Baltimore City.  Natalie has seen it all during her time defending indigent criminals in Baltimore.  Natalie brings a spark and fire to the conversation when discussing the rights of the sick, mentally ill, and downtrodden.  She was also kind enough to bring some homegrown and homemade blueberry simple syrup for the Blueberry Mojito Mocktails we sampled today!  Here’s the ingredients:

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3 Tablespoons simple syrup
8-10 mint leaves + sprig for garnish
1/2 lime + slices for garnish
4-6 Tablespoons lemon lime sparking water
Light Rum as needed.
To make the simple syrup, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until sugar is fully dissolved. Cool completely.
To make the drinks, place 3 Tablespoons of the simple syrup plus the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. I like to include some of the whole berries in the drink, but feel free to strain them out if you prefer. Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint and blueberries together in the bottom of the glass.
Add the juice of 1/2 a lime, enough ice to fill the glass, plus the club soda to top it off. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge or slice and a sprig of mint. Stir and serve immediately.

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Lawyers on the Rocks features Jeremy EldridgeKurt Nachtman and Adam Crandell. This triumvirate of lawyers will give you their unsolicited opinion on everything legal and illegal, while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail. Lawyers on the Rocks is sponsored by the Law Office of Eldridge, Nachtman & Crandell, LLC and produced by Up Next Creative, LLC.