Wickedly Good Wednesday

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 little higher quality rum.

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.


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5 Responses to Wickedly Good Wednesday

  1. kyleen says:

    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.


  2. Tara says:

    Love Mojitos! So summery 😛

    I wonder if we can use mint in margaritas??


  3. Tara says:

    Lori, you are such a martyr to the cause, thanks! LOL!


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