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)
Ice
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!!

7 comments:

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 TheCaffeineCoquette.com

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

LINDY LEGENDS AND OTHER SUCH NONSENSE said...

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.

Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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. www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

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