A special thank you to close friends of ours for sharing their recipe with us last year!  Some of you saw it last May on my recipe blog.  Now you can find it here.
And it’s also your friendly reminder to plant some mint for the summer (but beware it spreads like crazy, so you may want to pot it).  I already have mine on the deck! 


One Pitcher of Mojitos:
8 oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice (about 5-6 limes)

1 cup fresh mint leaves (2 plastic containers at Kroger)

16 oz. of white rum
20 oz. club soda
8 oz. of simple syrup*

*What is simple syrup? Regular simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water, but 1.5 parts sugar to 1 part water is probably the happy medium for us. We boiled 2 cups of water on the stove, added 3 cups of sugar. Stirred and reduced heat a bit and continued stirring until sugar dissolved. Mixture must completely cool and extra can be stored in fridge. Our concoction made enough for 3 pitchers.

In a pitcher, add lime juice and mint leaves and muddle. A muddler is very handy for this.

Then add remaining ingredients and stir.

Pour into glass over ice.

*This pitcher from Rubbermaid is awesome because it has an “ice guard” spout which keeps the mint leaves from tumbling out all over your glass. I found mine at Kroger for about $10.

What’s your favorite summer drink?



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