Quick and Easy Classic Mint Mojito

mojito

It’s summertime and that coincides with one very special, very delicious beverage: a mojito. I’m not sure if it’s the fresh mint or the effervescence of the bubbles from the soda water, but a well made mojito can make any sweltering day far more bearable. We keep the ingredients for mojitos on hand throughout the entire summer – in fact, we began growing “mojito” mint in the garden specifically for this recipe. Being able to whip one up in minutes to share with surprise guests or among lingering neighbors is sure to make you beloved.

Quick and Easy Classic Mint Mojito – Makes one serving

Ingredients:

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. Bacardi Limon
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1Tablespoon simple syrup, recipe below
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • White granulated sugar
  • water

Supplies:

  • Mason jars with lids
  • Fun straws

Directions:

To Make Simple Syrup

We make mojitos a lot over the summer so we make a big batch of simple syrup to keep in the fridge. This recipe is a simple 2:1 ratio. For every cup of water you will need 2 cups of sugar.

  1. Measure out your water and pour it into your pot, add sugar
  2. Heat over medium flame, stir until the sugar dissolves
  3. As the liquid and sugar heat, a bit of “skin” may form on top, skim it off each time it forms
  4. Bring your mixture to a light boil then remove from heat (you do not want the mixture to come to a rolling boil or you’ll end up with rock candy)
  5. Let the mixture cool for about five minutes and pour into a sterile glass container
  6. Store in the refrigerator and use as needed

To Make Mojitos

  1. In your mason jar, fill Bacardi to the 2oz line
  2. Add mint leaves
  3. Add lime wedge
  4. Add simple syrup
  5. Pack your jar with ice
  6. Twist on lid and shake, remove lid
  7. Top off with Soda Water
  8. Enjoy

We have been experiencing a warmer than average summer here in Minnesota, Mojitos help.

Cheers,

Amy

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