Making mojitos can be almost as much fun as drinking them, with the muddling of the ingredients and then enjoying the freshness of the mint and lime with the rum and sparkling soda.
To me, Mojito's scream summer and bring back fun memories with great friends. Whether it's a patio party day, where we had variations of cocktails lined up (including a blueberry mojito); or a dinner party with brown sugar rhubarb simple syrup mojito (I will be making that for posting); or introducing the drink to cousins who were very curious about the mint floating in the drink and may have wondered why I was drinking lettuce.
The recipe below is for making them one at a time, but for entertaining, make a pitcher with a side garnish of extra mint and limes. Just make sure that you make the pitcher closer to the time of arrival, so you are tempted to finish it off before people get over.
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 2-3 mint sprigs
- 1 slice lime
- Club Soda
- Combine mint, lime and simple syrup, and smash at the bottom of the glass with a muddler until mint and lime are broken up.
- Add ice to the glass. Top with rum and club soda.
- Stir gentle and garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig. Enjoy!!!