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Mojitos!


Mojitos!

Delicious stuff! Who would have known that mint and lime go together if it weren’t for these delicious drinks? I ordered a mojito at Black Angus recently. It was tasty but it was mostly ice and 7-up, I wasn’t sure where the rum was. It was grossly overpriced, too! I knew it was time to make up a fresh homemade batch after that!

These are super delicious, so proceed with caution! And a designated driver if you’re not at home!

Ingredients:
Fresh mint
Limes
White rum
Limeade
Club soda
Ice

  1. First, get a large measuring cup. Place several mint leaves in the bottom. Use a fancy muddle stick or the end of a wooden spoon to beat up the mint leaves and release their natural oils. Add 3 cups of rum. Then, quarter two limes, squeeze the juice into the rum, and throw the limes in, too. Mix, cover, and let sit. Overnight is best for max flavor. A couple hours is ok, if you’re in a hurry to get your drink on.
  2. Using a highball glass, place one or two mint leaves in the bottom of the glass and muddle with a stick.
  3. Fill cup 1/3 with ice.
  4. Add rum mixture to the top of the ice.
  5. Add limeade, filling another 1/3 of the way.
  6. Add a couple splashes of club soda.
  7. Quarter a lime and add 1/4 to the glass (or 1/8 lime, it’s up to you). Squeeze the juice in, place the lime in the cup.
  8. Add a fresh mint leaf.
  9. Mix and ENJOY!

~Amelia

p.s. I totally stole this recipe from my sister and co-blogger, Trish.

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