I love mojitos. I don’t know if its the fresh mint or the fact that it’s so fun to say Mooheetoooo! However my problem is that every time I buy one of those premixed syrups from the store it ends up tasting like my rum is mixed with a little bit of Colgate.
This recipe is great because its made with fresh ingredients and can sit in your fridge for a few days (if you don’t drink it all in one sitting). So put on your party hats, and lets get this party started.
- Mint Leaves
- 3 Limes
- 1 Lemon
- Ginger Root
- Rum for the Adult version
Step 1- Pick your leaves out of your adorable new mint planter. If you missed Saturday’s post here is how to make this Mojitos in Training planter to hold your most important mojito ingredient (other than the rum).
Step 2- Cut approx. 1/4 a cup of ginger. If your not a big ginger user don’t be overwhelmed by its funny shape. All you have to do is peel some skin off and cut it into cubes. Then you can pop the rest of the root in your freezer and take it out whenever you need it again.
Step 3- Boil 1/3 cup of sugar with 3 cups of water. When the sugar is dissolved add your ginger, squeeze in 2 limes, 1 lemon, and a handful of mint leaves. Let it all steep together while the water cools.
Step 4-In a glass add 1 oz. (or more, your choice) of white rum and squeeze in a slice of lime. Take a handful of mint leaves (5 ish) and lay them flat in your palm. Then slap the mint like your are clapping. This will release the oils from the herb. Some people like to bunch them up in their hand instead. I don’t suggest this because it will bruise your mint and leave black lines through them.
Fill your glass with ice, fill 2/3 of the way with your strained mix and top with soda.
Step 5- Forget what day it is, find a pool, dip your toes in, and drink your mojito.
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