An Unconventional Mojito #SundaySupper

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How do you know Spring has arrived? We’re celebrating with #SundaySupper by making a mojito – or better yet, a pitcher of them. I know spring is on the way by looking at my mint patch. The mint is the first thing that comes up in the garden and it looks amazing – It smells even better.IMG_6287IMG_6226Mojitos are a bit labor intensive so we would shy away from them when we had people over but this method gives you the luxury of preparing a pitcher in advance. Usually you muddle mint, lime wedges and sugar together. Steve has done this, and they are really good but then he is stuck behind the bar.IMG_6276We love to entertain and Steve prides himself on being the bartender. He prepares a batch of cocktails for our friends to enjoy as they arrive and mingle. His trick is to have everything ready so he can enjoy the cocktail hour too, not stuck behind the bar.IMG_6238We’ve learned the making our own flavor infused syrup is the key to a great drink. In this case I dissolve 2 cups of sugar in with 2 cups of boiling water and throw in about 2 cups of mint sprigs. Cool the mixture, strain, and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month (if it lasts that long).IMG_6269

Then Steve can measure out his mint syrup, lime juice and rum into equal amounts, stir it into a pitcher. When he is ready to serve he pours ¾ cup into a glass of ice, tops it with sparkling water, garnishes with mint and lime and voilà – he hands you a mojito. This method makes him a rock star but don’t gush over them too much – it will go to his head.

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An Unconventional Mojito
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Mint Syrup*
  • 1 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup of White Rum
  • Sparkling Water
  • Mint sprigs and lime wedges for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix the mint syrup, lime juice and white rim in a pitcher. Cover the pitcher, refrigerate until ready to serve. Measure ¾ cup of the mixture into a glass of ice, top with sparkling water, garnish with a mint sprig and lime and enjoy!
Notes
*Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in with 2 cups of boiling water and throw in about 2 cups of mint sprigs. Cool the mixture, strain, and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month (if it lasts that long).
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