Life has been tough. Like, pretty damn brutally tough. It is the long weekend and I wanted to do something different. I wanted… alcohol!
Yes, it is true, I do not normally drink but I picked up a muddler from Good Egg (article to come) and knew I wanted to use it to crush mint into a mojito the second I saw it. I used this recipe as an outline.
I started with the mashing part of the muddler to break up the mint. To each glass I added one entire stem of mint leaves (discarding the stem of course). The muddler really bruised the leaves and all you could smell was mint! Yum!
If you do not have a muddler, do not despair! You could use the end of a wooden spoon to break down the leaves too. Mojitos are for everyone.
I put 1 tbsp of sugar per glass with some ice. The idea was to use the other end of the muddler to help smash the ice around with the mint and the sugar to help break the sugar down.
I put in too much ice and it was awkward so I said screw it, let’s just go for it and make the damn drinks. As I mentioned, things have been tough.
So we added 1 ounce of light rum per glass, the juice of half a lime and topped it with club soda.
It was very, VERY refreshing! I really did not think I was going to like it since I am not a huge fan of mint but with the rum and lime juice… lip smacking! All the sugar did remain on the bottom so next time I will make a simple syrup and throw in some mint leaves for flavour and use that instead.
Or you could just use a lime pop if you want easy-peasy mojitos but do not forget the fresh mint, lime juice and rum.
Cheers Foodies and Happy Victoria Day!