A Mojito is refreshing during any season, but I am partial to enjoying them during the hot summer months.  If you haven’t had one, you’re in for a treat.  Traditionally, a Mojito consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.  It’s the perfect combination of sweet and citrus with the wonderful aroma of fresh mint – very refreshing!

I want to share with you 4 recipes today:

 

Please note: Mojitos typically have a lower alcohol content, but the recipes can be adjusted to meet your individual taste.

Classic Fresh Mint Mojito – It’s hard to beat the crisp, fresh taste of this traditional drink.

Start by adding the mint leaves and lime juice to the bottom of 2 glasses.  Use a muddler or wooden spoon to blend or mash the mint leaves in each glass.  Then add the simple syrup and white rum to each glass and stir.

Fill both glasses with ice and top with club soda.  Stir to combine the flavors and garnish with additional fresh mint leaves.

The recipe can be found here and serves 2.

Blackberry Mojito – A fruity, yet light and refreshing take on a traditional mojito.  If you don’t care for blackberries, you can substitute any fruit; strawberries, raspberries, etc. and create the same drink with a different taste.

Start by adding the blackberries, mint, simple syrup and lime juice to a bowl.  Use a muddler or wooden spoon to blend or mash the ingredients together.

Add the club soda and rum to the blackberry mixture.  Stir to combine.  Then strain the liquid to remove any seeds and remnants.

Add the mixture to the bottom of 2 glasses.  Add ice and top with additional club soda if needed.  Garnish with extra blackberries and mint.

The recipe can be found here and serves 2.

Blueberry Mojito – Another fruity version of a mojito that is packed with flavor.  If you don’t care for blueberries, you can substitute any fruit; strawberries, raspberries, etc. and create the same drink with a different taste.

Start by adding the blueberries, mint, and sugar to a bowl.  Use a muddler or wooden spoon to blend or mash the ingredients together.

Squeeze the juice from 2 limes and add to the blueberry mixture.  Also add the rum to the blueberry mixture.  Stir to combine.  Then strain the liquid to remove any seeds and remnants.

Add the mixture to the bottom of 2 glasses.  Add ice and top with club soda.  Garnish with extra blueberries and mint.

The recipe can be found here and serves 2.

Kiwi Blueberry Mojito – Packed with fresh fruit this drink is as stunning as it is refreshing.

Start by adding the kiwi, blueberries, sugar, and lime juice to a bowl.  Use a muddler or wooden spoon to blend or mash the ingredients together.

Add the rum and stir to combine.  Then strain the liquid to remove any seeds and remnants.

Dip each glass in water then dip into colored rim sugar.  You can skip this step if you aren’t using rim sugar.  If you don’t have rim sugar, it’s very easy to make your own.  Add a few drops of food coloring to about 1 cup of sugar.  Then use a spoon to mix together.  You might have to mash the sugar a bit, but the color will start to come through.

Add the mixture to the bottom of 2 glasses.  Add ice and top with club soda.  Garnish with extra kiwi, blueberries, and mint.

The recipe can be found here and serves 2.

Each of these recipes is easy to make and perfectly delicious!  Great for a cocktail after work or to serve at a party.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

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