Mojitos with white rum, fresh mint and lime
August 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’m mad for mojitos this summer. Seriously.
When I went to Brickworks for a meeting the other day, what did I order? Mojitos. And when I went to the Drake for brunch with my lovely friend Steph, what did I order? Mojitos. And when I recently fed Steph’s fish and watered her plants while she is away, how did she offer to thank me? Mojitos. And when I went home the weekend of my birthday, what did Jason and I make first thing in the morning? Mojitos.
Thanks to a recent Saturday spent making and drinking mojitos in the backyard with Jason I have come up with what I think is the perfect mojito. I like to use lots of mint and am generous with the lime so that I don’t have to use as much sugar. This mojito is fresh, tasty and kind of healthy if you close your eyes while you pour the rum.
So make a mojito, find a shady spot in the backyard and toast to the last couple weeks of summer. Just don’t, ahem, indulge in a few too many poor girl’s Manhattan’s later that night.
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into four wedges
1 tsp of sugar
2 oz of white rum
1/2 cup of club soda
1. Place the mint leaves and three of the lime wedges in a glass. Use a muddler (or, ahem, the dull end of a butter knife) to crush the mint and lime. You want to release the oils from the mint and the juice from the lime.
2. Now pour in the sugar.
3. Fill the rest of the glass with ice and then pour the rum and the soda water over top.
4. Garnish with the last lime wedge.