Flavors of mint, lime, rum and a splash of soda make this Easy Mojito Recipes a refreshing cocktail perfect for hot summer days!
The hot days of summer are the perfect time to cool down with a refreshing cocktail. Mojitos are a traditional Cuban cocktail made with lime, rum, mint, sugar and soda. They are super easy to make and great to sip on while you’re reading a book by the pool.
If you love flavors of mint and lime, you are absolutely going to love this recipe! I know that I do. There are just a few things to help guide you so you can make the best mojito for your next afternoon happy hour!
Traditionally mojitos are made with 5 ingredients:
To make this mojito recipe, I prefer to use a simple syrup. Simple syrup is going to be easier to stir into the drink than granulated sugar would be. You can buy simple syrup or you can make your own.
To make your own simple syrup combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves. Cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks.
The key to making the perfect easy mojito is to muddling. Muddling involves taking a “muddler” or the back of a spoon and crushing the ingredients gently so that they release their juices and oils.
For this mojito, you’ll start by placing the mint leaves and two lime wedges in the bottom of a glass. Then gently muddle them together. Don’t over do it. A few presses should be fine.
DES’ TIP: Be careful not to pulverize the mint. Doing so will cause it to take on a bitter flavor.
After you muddle the mint, add the remaining lime wedge and simple syrup. Gently muddle once more. Don’t strain!
Next, add in enough ice to fill the glass and pour the rum over the top. Add in a splash of club soda and stir. Garnish with a mint leaf and lime wedge.
Now I don’t know about you, but I think that there is not much better than an ice cold Mojito to cool down with on a hot summer’s day.
I also love to snack on some chips and salsa while I sip and guess what?! I’ve got you covered there too. Here are some of my favorite recipes:
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