Recently I shared this beauty of a photo on Instagram.
Two words. Mojito Mint. Everytime you brush by it the aroma is unreal, it smells so sweet & minty & refreshing.
Now to be honest I’ve only ever bought mint to plant in my garden because I loved the smell. I always had the intention of making mojito’s with it….but to be honest I’d never actually, ahem, HAD one. Crazy, right?
The first time I had a mojito was when we were on a to Playa del Carmen a few winter’s ago. I kid you not, it was love at first sip. The skies opened and the heavens poured out this sweet minty lime flavoured refreshment. There is nothing that beats a cool mojito on a hot Mexican day! So it should be no surprise that when a hot Saskatchewan day rolls around, my mind wanders to this light and refreshing drink.
Those days are happening more often than not…
Good thing I always keep some Mojito Mint on hand (harhar).
Before you get started on your drink though, you’ll need to make some simple syrup. It’s really super simple to make, hence the name. The ratio is easy to remember, 2:1. You combine 2 cups water with 1 cup sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring the liquid to a rolling boil and then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Your liquid will reduce and thicken a bit, making a light syrup. Once you’ve let it cool and housed it in a cutesy glass container, you’re ready for the big show!
The Perfect Summer Mojito
- 1 1/2 oz White Rum
- Soda Water
- 2 Tbsp Simple Syrup
- 1 Lime quartered or sliced
- 5-6 mint leaves
In an old fashioned glass, add 5 mint leaves and 3-4 slices of your lime. Using a muddler, muddle the two together until you can smell the minty lime aroma.
Add ice to the glass and pour in your rum and simple syrup. Add the soda water until your glass is full and then give your drink a stir. Garnish with your remainingmint leaf and then kick back and enjoy!
Ahhhh…between the smell and it’s refreshing taste, a girl really couldn’t ask for more. Well, other than a chaise on a Mexican beach maybe…
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