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July 23, 2015

Cool down with a Summer Mojito. {Recipe}

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These days are long, the nights are hot, and nothing says “summer” like a fresh, cool mojito.

I frequently host themed get togethers and am affectionately known as a mixologist amongst my friends. This recipe was tweaked with love, and it was such a big hit I decided that I had no choice but to pass it on!

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Summer Mojito

Yields 1 gallon of the good stuff:

Half a gallon of white rum

6 cups of the homemade mint infused simple syrup (see recipe below)

2 limes, squeezed and cut

About 1 cup of sweetened lime juice

A bottle of plain club soda (set aside for topping off individual drinks)

Pro Tip: If made and refrigerated the night before you intend to serve/drink it, the flavors have a chance to fuse together even more.

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Mint Infused Simple Syrup

6 cups of water

6 cups of sugar (white or raw)

1 teaspoon of mint extract

About 3 cups of fresh mint leaves

Add all ingredients into a sauce pan and boil until the mixture is rolling. Turn off heat and cover for about an hour. Let cool then add right into the mojito mix.

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Once the mojito mix is made it can be placed in a glass container with a spigot and can be easily poured for parties. Just get your favorite glass, fill with ice, add about ¾ full of the mojito mix, top off the glass with club soda, and add a slice of lime and a few mint leaves for garnish.

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Secret Strawberry Mojito Variation

Shhh! This is my secret recipe that actually was even more popular than the original.

In a food processor, blend up about 2-3 cups of fresh washed and cut strawberries. Place the mixture into a cheese cloth and place into the mojito mix. The strawberry mixture will turn it pink, and add incredible flavor.

 

Sit back, relax and enjoy—it’s summertime!

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Relephant Recipes {to pair with your mojitos):

Build a Beautiful Summer Salad.

3 Summer Body Care Recipes Vegan.

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Author: Kate Rose

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: Andres Nietto Porras/Flickr

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