I tried making a mojito a couple of summers ago and finally gave up. In short, they were disgusting. This summer I decided to try once more. The difference? Growing my own mint & finding a fabulous light rum — Pacific Rum.
- 1 large part light rum
- 1 small part simple syrup
- 1 small part lime juice
- 10 mint leaves
- lime wedge
muddle the lime wedge and mint leaves. add rum, simple syrup, and lime juice over ice. shake. strain into your glass, or pour in- depending on whether or not you want the look of the lime & mint leaves. Drink as is, or add soda water. Ahhh, summer.A couple of mixing notes:
Simple syrup really is that. Simple. Put a pot on the stove, heat 1 cup of water, dissolve 1 cup of sugar. Remove from heat. Chill. Can be stored in the frig for a couple of weeks.
The ‘parts’ I refer to really are up to you and your measuring device. A traditional jigger has two sides, one measures 1 oz., the other 1.5 oz. It all depends on how big a drink you want to make…