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.
- 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
- In a large pitcher, muddle together lime juice, sugar and mint until mint leaves are bruised and sugar is dissolved.
- Add ice to the pitcher, along with rum and club soda. Stir until combined.
- Garnish with lime slices and pour!**
Sip and Enjoy,
Green Door Hospitality