I told you I would make a mojito!
Mojito’s are a great refreshing drink to make on hot summer days. The originate from Cuba. In my early bar tending days, I learned to make a mojito to perfection.
What you’ll need:
1 1/4 oz. light rum. ( I use 10 Cane Rum, it’s best for this bev. Higher price but worth it)
1 lime cut in wedges
5 fresh mint leaves
1 oz simple syrup (recipe to follow )
1/2 oz sour mix
2 oz seltzer or sprite (depends on sweetness)
Shaker ( I honestly used a tall drinking glass and red solo cup, lost my shaker)
Muddler( you can use the handle end of a spatula or like appliance)
How it’s done:
Make simple syrup:
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
Mix together until sugar dissolves and chill in fridge.
Add rum, lime, mint leaves torn in half twice, and simple syrup to glass, muddle these together. Muddling is basically smooshing everything together to mix the flavors). Add ice, fill to top of glass, splash sour mix, shake well, pour back into glass, top off with seltzer or sprite, garnish with lime wedge.
Note- always add the carbonation after you shake your cocktail. Shaking carbonation causes it to o flat, making a bad drink.