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.