Today, I was reading Shannon's blog, A Boy's Life. She was contemplating making sun tea with the mint that came this week. Then I checked out her comments and one of her readers had commented that, "The mint would also be good for making mojitos! Just saying…".
AWW YEAH. That's my kind of commenter. We substituted lemon for lime and weee, these are some great mojitos!
(for two mojitos)
5 oz rum (We used Bacardi)
24 mint leaves
4 Tbsp sugar
2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice (one medium lemon)
8 oz soda
Place the mint leaves in bottom of a metal tumbler. If you don't have a tumbler, a pint glass will do! Next, add rum, sugar and lemon juice. Gently muddle to release the oils in the mint. You can just use a spoon if you don't have a muddler-gadgety-thing. Distribute evenly between two rocks glasses and add as many ice cubes as you fancy. Finish with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and a lemon wedge.
Drinkin' and bloggin', bloggin' and drinkin'.