Monday, July 16, 2012


It's not too early to start planning for Friday's Happy Hour, is it?

Mojitos are simple to make and are always a crowd pleaser.

Plus, when you make (and enjoy) at home, you can make them as strong, sweet, or straight as you want. 
(added bonus: you can avoid *THAT* one song that is *ALWAYS* on the radio)

Best of all, these mojitos can be made a few days ahead of time so there's little time to waste between Friday at 5pm and Happy Hour at 5:01pm

Mint Mojitos
(makes about 10 drinks)

Mint infused Simple Syrup
1 C white sugar
1 C water

5 mint sprigs


In a small sauce pan combine water and sugar. Heat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add mint springs.  Let sit for an hour.  Afterwards, strain mint and store syrup in a closed container in the fridge. 

3 limes- zested 
4 limes cut in wedges
750mL white rum
club soda
simple syrup

3springs mint/drink

Gently crush/roll mint leaves in your hand to release the oils/scent and flavor. (You could use a mortar/pestle to muddle)   Place in bottom of glass, add a pinch of lime zest.  Pour a shot of simple syrup and rum over the mint/zest.  Add a splash of club soda and a squeeze of lime juice.  For garnish, place a lime wedge on the rim (or in the drink)


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