My First Mojito

Photo by Andy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeltoac/)

Photo by Andy

Simple Syrup:

¾ cup cane sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh mint leaves

Crush the mint leaves thoroughly in a mortar and pestle.  Combine with sugar and water. Bring the mixture just to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes on low.  Remove from heat, lid, and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.  Strain the liquid from the leaves, and store in the refrigerator.

Mojito:
¾ cup fresh squeeze lime juice
½-¾ cup simple syrup
12 oz lime seltzer
6 oz dark rum (Okay okay! It was probably closer to 10 oz)
3 oz cointreau

Combine all ingredients.  Serve over ice with a fresh sprig of lime.  I prefer these fairly tart, so I used less of the simple syrup.  Adjust according to your taste.   I was using fresh Mexican limes from our friends Sandy and Brenda.  The mint came from a pot on my back porch.  Yum.

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One Response to “My First Mojito”

  1. tina Says:

    very pretty, sounds delightful.

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