Cocktail Fridays: Fresh Mint Mojitos

Cocktail Fridays: Fresh Mint Mojitos

by Kristen on April 20, 2012 · 3 comments

Fresh Mint MojitosHow is it possible that I have so few posts about cocktails on my blog? I’ve been writing two or three times a week since september and I only have about a handful on here. It’s shameful, I know. Not to worry, that’s all about to change very soon. Starting now.

This fresh mint mojito is the first in the new Cocktail Fridays series.

Fresh Mint MojitosWhen life hands you a bag of limes, a bottle of rum and a bundle of mint, you make mojitos! Obviously. I have to thank my mom for the inspiration and the ingredients.  We had a lot of practice perfecting the recipe when she was down last week.

If you’ve never had a mojito you need to make one. Now. They’re minty and fresh and perfect for patios. They taste light but they pack a punch if your not careful. Not that I’m suggesting you be careful. That just sounds boring.

Go ahead, drink up. You might not like me for it in the morning but at least you’ll like me now :)

Fresh Mint Mojitos

Cocktail Fridays: Fresh Mint Mojitos
 
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A light and refreshing patio cocktail that will leave a minty tingle on your tongue. It’ll have you dreaming of beaches and warm Cuban nights.
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Soda
Instructions
  1. Place the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a glass and muddle with a spoon to release the oils from the mint
  2. Add lime juice, rum and soda to taste
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

 

Feeling thirsty? Check out these other cocktail recipes:

An Orange Champagne Cocktail

Fizzy Lime Margaritas

Raspberry Coconut Mojito Jello Shooters

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Luuk

Couple of tips that make this drink even better! Add loads and loads of ice, preferrably crushed. This makes for an even more refreshing drink. Also, don’t muddle the mint (just the limes and sugar), as this releases bitter oils, just slap it around a little bit. Enjoy!

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Kristen

Hey Luuk,

That’s a great time that I’ll have to try next time, maybe even today :)

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