Aunt Lisa's Mojito

Monday, May 16, 2011

*This post is intended for readers 21 years of age and older.*

My favorite summer-time, grown-up beverage is definitely the Mojito!  The Mojito is a cool, sweet, minty refreshment that I've enjoyed since first drink during a visit to my husband's Aunt Lisa's.  There are lots of recipes on the Internet for the Mojito, and I've tried a few, but this is definitely my favorite.  With warmer weather just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to share.  This would be a great addition to your Memorial Day Celebrations!

For one 2QT pitcher of Aunt Lisa's Mojito, you will need:

A 2QT pitcher
Fresh Mint Leaves (at least 50)
White/Light Rum
Simple Syrup (dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1/2 cup boiling water, and chill prior to mixing)
Limes and/or Lime Juice
Seltzer or Lime Seltzer

Put a handful of mint leaves (around 40sih) in the bottom of your pitcher and muddle.  If you don't have a muddler, the end of a thick wooden spoon will work.  If you muddle to much, you will have a lot of floaters in your glass.  I provided a picture of before muddle, and after.  You are basically just mashing them a bit to extract the mint from the leaves.


Add ice to the the mint leaves, in your pitcher, to about 3/4 full.  Pour 1 cup of rum over ice.  Add 1/2 cup of lime juice (either fresh squeezed or bottled - I used bottled just because its easier) to your chilled simple syrup and add to ice mixture.  Top off the pitcher with Seltzer (I used Lime Seltzer -yum).  Stir with a long wooden spoon.  Pour over ice into tall glasses.  Garnish with mint and lime.  Now kick back and enjoy!

Remember to always drink responsibly!!


Kenda said...

I could seriously use a Mojito right now - but I never have the patience to make my own :) Following from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop - hope you'll come say hello

Crunchy Diva said...

oh that looks so yummy thanks for the recipe.

Mama G said...

Oh my goodness, mojitos are my favorite! I just put the little one to bed, I think I need to go find where my rum is at...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower on GFC :)

Growing Up Geeky


New follower from the Finding New Friends blog hop! Would love it if you'd swing by my blog when you get a chance! :)

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

That is my FAVORITE drink!

I just found your blog through one of the Sunday blog hops! Can't wait to read more. Hope you have a good week.

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Marelie said...

Hi Jessica,
I would love to try this!Thanks a lot.I found your blog while browsing via blog hop.I am your newest follower. said...

Looks yummy! I'm following you back! Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower :)

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