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It’s Mojito Time!

Note: This is one of a series of guest posts I’ll be hosting over the next few weeks to spice up Cocktail Thursday. With summer knocking on the door, and mint starting to spread like weeds in the garden, it’s only natural to start dreaming of mojitos! Please welcome Kenley Leigh of Green Door Hospitality for a refreshing take on this summer drink. Also, go check out her site — there are lots of delicious veggie-centric recipes and entertaining ideas to get your creative juices flowing for the summer entertaining season.

Nothing says refreshing cocktail for the spring and summer months like a classic mojito.  The cool combination of mint and lime makes this drink the perfect companion to a breezy and sunny weekend afternoon.  Plus, it is a great way to use all the mint that pops up in our garden.  When it starts creeping, prune and make mojitos!

There are a lot of great interpretations and variations to the mojito — ones that bring flavors like strawberry, lemongrass, coconut, and blueberries to the table.  However, to me, nothing beats a classic.

Classic Mojitos from Green Door Hospitality

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Classic Mojitos (pitcher)
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Ingredients
  • 10 limes, juiced (plus extra for lime slices)
  • 30 mint leaves (or one large bunch)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 750 ml bottle white rum
  • 1 liter club soda
  • Crushed ice
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher, muddle together lime juice, sugar and mint until mint leaves are bruised and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add ice to the pitcher, along with rum and club soda. Stir until combined.
  3. Garnish with lime slices and pour!**
Notes
** I personally love the mint leaves loose in the drink, but some may choose to strain out as they are poured into glasses.

 

Sip and Enjoy,
Kenley
Green Door Hospitality

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9 Thoughts on “It’s Mojito Time!

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  2. I legit JUST bought mojito mint from the farmer’s market and this is going to be happening this weekend! Great recipe!!
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  3. We have so much mint in our backyard right now it’s not even funny. I’ll have to make a big batch of this over the weekend!

  4. I just want to drink that through the screen. It looks so damned refreshing. I’m SO tempted to make a pitcher for my son’s upcoming birthday party, but I don’t want it mistaken for kool-aid. Maybe a sign that says “Icky frog juice” would do it. No. No. Sam thinks he WANTS to make that. Hmmm…
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    • Hahahaha… Maybe just call it veggie juice? I bet that’d do the trick. Or keep it in the fridge and just walk around every so often to refresh the grown-ups’ glasses? As if you couldn’t tell, I am a vetean alcohol-server at kids’ parties. I couldn’t make it through otherwise!
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  5. I love your and Kenley’s blogs, so it’s great to see this collaboration!

  6. great for a hot day! Love fresh mint.

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  8. Someone recently asked me what my favorite mixed drink was…and my response? Mojitos! I truly love how cool and refreshing they taste…but I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never made up a batch myself. After reading this post, now I have no excuse not to! You make it sound so easy, Kenley. Summer bucket list item, for sure!
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