When we moved into our current house, we immediately planted mint (along with many other herbs). I noticed last night that the mint is already growing pretty strong. And since there were limes in the fruit basket and it was 80+ degrees, tonight was a Mojito night!
- Start by cutting a lime into smallish pieces (I usually cut into eight equal pieces).
- Add half of the limes, a few sprigs of mint, and a pinch of sugar to a highball glass and muddle (i.e. smash it all up in the bottom of the glass).
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (see below)*
- 2 oz. White Rum
- Stir the mixture around a little, add lots of ice, and top off with club soda to taste.
- Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.
*Traditional mojito recipes call for all sugar rather than simple syrup. I started doing the simple syrup version when making mojitos for groups, and I haven't looked back. The sugar makes a difference in breaking down the mint and lime, so that's why I add the pinch.