The most refreshing drink in all the cocktail kingdom has to be the mint mojito. She is light, beautiful, and more daring than she appears. If your mint has taken over your garden space like mine has, it is time to entertain your neighbors with mojitos. And fast.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (this may take about 4 limes)
- 3/4 cup club soda, chilled
- 1 1/2 cups rum
- Leaves from about 12 sprigs of mint
- 4 cups crushed ice
Place sugar, lime juice, club soda, and rum into a pitcher and stir. Add mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, press into mint leaves so that you can mull them into your drink. A couple of minutes should do the trick. You don’t want to press them too much as they would turn bitter. Stir in crushed ice.
Divide mojito into 4 – 12 ounce glasses.
You shall soon find yourself lacking enough mint to go around; yet, somehow, you will have an overwhelming number of new, minty-fresh neighborhood friends. You’re welcome.