Okay, okay, I know it isn’t officially summer quite yet, and it won’t be for a little while. However, the weather that us Ontarians have been experiencing as of late suggests otherwise, and even though I’m sure we will be slammed with winter-like weather again at some point because the weather here in Ontario is a tab bipolar, it has been lovely to feel and see the sun again.
With warmer weather comes summery drinks, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than by sipping on a refreshing, delicious mojito?
I looooove mojitos, and I actually had my first mojito ever while on vacation in Puerto Rico. Granted, Puerto Rican mojitos are next level and can’t even be competed with, but for those of us who won’t be making it to a tropical destination anytime soon, check out this recipe via allrecipes.com, by Brandy, in the meantime.
“This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It’s a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 ½ fluid ounces white rum
- ½ cup club soda
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge,” the recipe states.
Have at ‘er, folks!