The Perfect Mojito

I've been crazy busy preparing for my move to New York, welcoming my new niece, and getting ready for graduation that cooking delicious meals hasn't been in its usual spot on my list of priorities! However, I did have a chance to whip together these fabulous mojitos last night for everyone to enjoy along with our grilled dinner. 

I thought it was a great idea to add some mint to the simple syrup, to give it that extra minty flavor that I love. They were so easy to make, and so refreshing- the perfect summer cocktail.

The Perfect Mojito

1 bunch mint
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cups ice cubes
8 oz white rum
2 cups club soda
slices of peach, optional

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add the cup of sugar, the cup of water, as well as 10 mint leaves. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, once its boiling stir it frequently until the sugar dissolves, which should be within a couple of minutes. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.
In a large pitcher, muddle (or crush) the remaining mint leaves (about 15) in the bottom of the pitcher. Also add 1/2 cup of the mint simple syrup, 2 cups of ice, 2 cups of club soda, the juice from the wedges of lime, and 8 ounces of rum. Stir it a few times to ensure that it's well mixed and enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. mmmmm these look so refreshing! xo