A mojito is a great summer drink and since we’ve had all of this warm weather, I’m definitely thinking about summer. Warm summer evenings just beg for sitting out on the deck and sipping a nice cold mojito. The mint and the lime are so refreshing. But not just any mojito will do for me…..yes, I’m a mojito snob! It has to be fresh lime and mint, muddled together by hand, club soda or sparkling water, not Sprite and certainly not any kind of pre-made mojito mix. So what I’m saying is that it has to be a hand crafted mojito, or don’t bother. I know, that’s harsh, but I like my mojitos how I like them.
This is how you make a perfect pitcher of mojitos. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.
The Perfect Mojito
- 2 limes
- 1/4 cup agave syrup (you could also use simple syrup)
- a handful of fresh mint leaves, about 15 leaves or so
- 1 cup rum, I used Bacardi
- club soda or sparkling water (I had Pellegrino on hand)
Cut limes in half and squeeze juice into a pitcher. Add agave, mint and rum and muddle together with a wooden spoon.
Divide mixture between 4 cocktail glasses filled with ice. Top each glass with club soda or sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of lime and some more mint leaves.
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