Classic Mojito

Over Memorial Day weekend (Wow! This post is delayed!), my mom and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather, so we dragged the patio furniture out of storage to enjoy the sunshine. And to accompany us outside – some homemade mojitos! 🙂

I don’t drink a lot of liquor, I much prefer beer or wine, but I do find mojitos to be light and refreshing – especially on a hot day! My mom researched a recipe, and we set about making them.

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Classic Mojito
Makes one drink.

    – 1 lime (sliced)
    – 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
    – 20 mint leaves
    – 1 ½ ounces rum
    – Ice
    – Carbonated water

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a pint glass or other tall glass and muddle with a muddler or the handle end of a wooden spoon. Add three lime slices (approximately half a lime) and muddle to release the lime juice. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (you can add more later, to taste) and muddle a third time to continue to break up the mint and lime. Top with ice and 1 and a half ounces of rum and stir, then fill the remainder of the glass with carbonated water. Stir thoroughly.

Enjoy! 🙂 You could also leave out the rum and this would still be a refreshing summer drink!

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