Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For the Love of Mojitos!!!

There is just something about a mojito, they are so refreshing with the mint and lime! This past week I had a friend over and I made some yummy watermelon mojitos and for dinner one night I made original mojitos, they were both super yummy and easy to make. Is it wrong that I grow mint in my garden just so I can use it to make mojitos? The watermelon mojito recipe was adapted from one found on tastykitchen.com.

Watermelon Mojitos

2 whole Large Handfuls Of Fresh Mint Leave
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
3 whole Handfuls Cubed Watermelon
Lime Juice (1 Fl. Oz. Or 3/4 Shot For Each Drink)
Light Rum (3 Fl. Oz. Or 2 Shots For Each Drink)
Crushed Ice
Club Soda

First you are going to make a simple syrup, this is key for any mixed drink that you would add sugar to. Place 8-10 mint leaves in a saucepan with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Cook on med/low heat until the sugar is dissolved, let this cool completely before continuing with the recipe. You can make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

Place watermelon in a blender and puree until liquefied. If you have texture issues, run this through a sieve to get the remaining fibers out!

To make a single drink: Place 8-10 fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a glass and pour 2 shot glass measures (3 fl oz) of watermelon juice over the mint leaves. Use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to crush the mint leaves and watermelon juice together. Add 3/4 of a shot glass measure of lime juice (1 oz.), 2 shots (3 fl. oz.) of light rum and 1 shot glass measure (1.5 oz.) of the cooled simple syrup. Place liquid with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake. Pour into a glass and fill any extra room in your glass with club soda. Enjoy!

Original Mojitos

Simple Syrup (recipe found above)

Lime Juice


Club Soda


To make a single drink get a glass and add as much ice as you like. Take your trusty shot glass and add 2 shots of simple syrup to the glass. Next add 2 shots of lime juice and 2 shots of club soda. Depending on how strong you like your drink add 1 -2 shots of rum. Mix and taste. If you like your drink sweeter add a little more simple syrup or if you like your drink less sweet add another shot of lime juice. Enjoy!!

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