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Friday, September 9, 2011

Mega Mint Mojito

Since it's gorgeous out today and probably one of the last days of summer we have left.  I decided to send you off into the weekend with an iconic Cuban cocktail.  My mega mint mojito is the perfect way to enjoy a sunny Friday afternoon. If you don't have a muddler a mortar and pestle or molcajete will do. If you don't know what those things are then you're totally screwed and will not be abel to make this drink... Just kidding. Simply rough chop the mint place it in a bowl. Then pour the liquor over it and beat it with a wooden spoon. If you do not have a wooden spoon use a mettle spoon. If you do not have a spoon chew up the mint with your teeth, spit it into your glass and proceed! 
INGREDIENTS: 
limes - juice and slices for garnish
mint - the more the merrier 
sugar, stevia agave whatever floats your boat - to your taste
ice
white rum - 2-3 oz per cocktail 
club soda 
* soda can be replaces with sprite or seven up but if you use flavored soda please discount the sugar in the recipe. 
DIRECTIONS: Muddle mint (bruise the mint so it releases it's oils and flavor) in a glass with 1 tbs of less  of sugar, and lime / lime juice (i use 1/2 lime per drink or more) add ice to the glass and pour desired amount of liquor over the ice. Fill the remainder with soda. If you prefer a less icy drink chill your rum before hand, and use less ice. There's really no rules for making this drink. Just enjoy life while you sip, if you are so inclined light up a fat Cohiba cigar, put your feet up and blare some Buena Vista Social Club. 
Cheers!

11 comments:

  1. I was just thinking that today was a good day for a summery cocktail, seeing as it'll likely be one of the last properly hot and sunny days we'll see this year... and lo and behold, here's a mojito recipe that sounds like just the ticket. Fate? I think so.

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  2. So good but I'll be doing more slurping than sipping LOL

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  3. Delicious! I have a muddler, a mortar and pestle AND a molcajete! So, I'm able to have three, right?

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  4. Ann - yes definitely! Enjoy one for me too :)

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  5. This is definitely the perfect way to celebrate those last few days of summer!

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  6. I love mojitos! They are delicious ! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've never made a drink before and this looks absolutely simple to make :)

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  7. Buzzed your beautiful mojito :)

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  8. Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks when it's hot out or poolside. Looks so refreshing!

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  9. What a wonderful drink. It says summer in every way. Is it just me or do mojitos taste better with a straw?

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