Okay, so we’ve made mint iced tea, mint chocolate chunk cookies, what’s next??
The most common suggestion I’ve gotten, so far? Mojito’s. Sounds like a good idea for me. Wednesday doesn’t always have to be a Winesday, now does it???
Gather up 8-12 fresh mint leaves, 2-3 wedges of a lime.
A muddler, must have a muddler. Okay, you don’t *have* to, but it’s nice. And if you use one you’ll feel like a real bartender…. Try it.
And a lake to admire, while sitting, doesn’t hurt.
Amanda’s Special Recipe Mojito
In a 16 oz glass
Place 8-12 mint leaves along with 1/4 – 1/2 a lime, in wedges
1 shot of simple syrup ~you know half water, half sugar, bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes and then cool down. We keep this in the refrigerator at all times for homemade lemonade, to sweeten smoothies and for a variety of mixed drinks.
Muddle with your above mentioned muddler. If you don’t have one, the end of a wooden spoon could work, in a pinch. No problem.
Add 1 1/2 – 2 shots of your higher shelf Rum, you decide the strength
Fill with ice and stir it up.
Top off with Club soda (maybe 4 oz?)
Sit back and sip while you admire your mint and all the ways you are enjoying using it.
Breathe in the smells of summer to reminisce on, come winter.
That looks so refreshing (even though I can’t drink). I think I’ll make it without the rum, although then it’s not a mojito anymore.
Without rum you’d have a mint limeade and that would be most delicious, too!
Love Mojitos! So summery 😛
I wonder if we can use mint in margaritas??
Tara’s terrific grapefruit mint margarita….
I’ll get right on it, if I have to………
Lori, you are such a martyr to the cause, thanks! LOL!