Cuban Night – Mojitos!

I’m not much of a rum fan, but I’ve been drinking it here and there lately and when we did a big Cuban meal a few weeks back, I opted to keep it Cuban and made Mojitos.

Mind you, Hubby LOVES Mojitos and I’ve never had one so this was going to be an interesting experiment … so off to Google I went.

SCORE! And it’s a hit … even better that I had everything in house needed so no extra trip to the grocery/liquor store needed … whew!

8 mint leaves, torn from the stem
1 1/2 limes, cut in half
2 ounces white rum
2 ounces simple syrup (so easy to make, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, over medium heat in saucepan til sugar dissolves, let cool before using)
4 ounces of sparkling water OR club soda.
slice of lime (put a slit from one end to the middle)
mint sprig

Take a TALL glass and dump in the leaves and the simple syrup. Gently mash the mint leaves in the syrup to release the mint oil.

I had a small issue with finding something long enough with a base large enough to muddle … this is the melon ball scooper (OLD) … and then I switched out to a rolling pin (OLD again) … that worked much better.
Add the rum and the sparkling water/club soda and the juice from 1 1/2 limes (I have an excellent, most handy juicer).

Give a quick stir and fill with ice.

Take lime and slide the slit side over the rim of glass and add little spring of mint. Beautiful.


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