Finding Success In The Restaurant Business + Mojito Mocktail

Coming to you again - Live from The Netherlands!

I am joined by Marinda van den Broek, who recently transitioned into the role of Co-Owner of the successful restaurant Gossimijne, located in Uden, a town in the province of Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

We mixed up one of my guest favorites - a Mojito Mocktail, fresh AND delicious - a perfect twist to a commonly known cocktail - a Mojito.

Her journey includes years of experience working as server before she made the decision to explore corporate roles across various industries.

As Marinda explains, and so many of us can relate, she was searching for where her heart was, and ultimately, she found her heart was where she began serving years before.

Marinda is now the proud Co-Owner of the successful and widely known restaurant, Gossimijne-Uden.

Talk about full cycle!

We get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to balance great food, excellent service and a cool atmosphere.

Thank you Marinda for welcoming me into your stunning restaurant and sharing your story… we can only hope to visit Gossimijne in the US soon :)





  • 1 tbsp lime juice or to taste

  • 1 tbsp simple syrup or honey or to taste

  • 10-12 mint leaves

  • 1/2 lime sliced

  • Ice as required

  • Club soda sprite , sparkling water or ginger ale (as required)

  • Muddler Or large wooden spoon and glass of choice


  • In a tall serving glass add the lime juice, simple syrup, half of the lime slices and mint leaves and muddle/crush using the muddler (or use back of the large wooden spoon).

  • Muddle only for 10 seconds or so such that the mint releases its essential oils.

  • Don't over do it as it will make the mint taste bitter and your drink may taste unpleasant.

  • Now fill your glass with ice and top with your choice of bubbling drink like club soda, sparkling water, sprite or ginger ale.

  • Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves and serve immediately.


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