Sunday, August 28, 2011


Limes are amazing around here this time of the year, and mint is an ever present weed in everyone's gardens. What to make of these two: mojitos!

10 mint leaves
0.5 lime
1.5 tbsp sugar
0.75 tbsp water
1.5 ounce white rum
seltzer water

Cut the lime in quarters. Prepare a syrup from the sugar and water, and allow to cool. Crush 8 large cubes of ice.

Cursh the mint leaves with one lime piece. Add the sugar syrup and two more pieces of lime, crush further. Add the ice and pour on the rum. Add the last lime piece and fill the glass to the top with seltzer water. Mix and serve with a straw (if you don't want to consume the floaty mint leaves, which taste pretty grassy when eaten straight).

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