Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to Make The Perfect Mojito Recipe

In the summer i love  sitting out on my patio,  curled back with a good book, and a refreshing Mojito...I actually grow my own mint leaves using container gardening, mint grows like crazy.. I have found  lots of uses for mint, including  mint in tea's as well as some fabulous  recipes. At my local Starbucks I found these beautiful white and green ice cubes. These ice cubes make beautiful cocktail drinks... 

you'll need: 
10 mint leaves
1 lime
2 tablespoons Agave nectar or sugar 
2 oz white rum
8 oz club soda

You will also need a muddler, I found the one below at Bath Bed and Beyond for about $7.00.
Muddlers  are kinda hard to find and the price can range from $4-$35. This  one below I have seen as high as $35. So my advice is to shop around. and get one cause this little kitchen aid works well. I also used Agave instead of sugar, I think this makes the drink taste much better.
Start with about 10 mint leaves,  mash them with the muddler just to release the mints juices.

Add 2 slices of thinly  cut lime.

Add about a tablespoon or 2 of light  Agave nectar, or sugar.

Muddle this  a bit more, to juice the lime.

Add 4 more thin slices of lime.
One more tablespoon Agave or sugar.

Using your muddler again, to really juice the limes.

 Add a shot of white rum, about 2 oz and pour over ice cubes.
Next fill the glass up with soda water

Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
ah! now you have the prefect mojito.

Original recipe makes 1 cocktail

  1. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the A, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.


  1. UnknownJuly 19, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    besides tequila this is my favorite beverage!

  2. UnknownJuly 19, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    That must be a great post because it is only 6:30 in the morning and I am thinking about happy hour!

  3. Sonoran Oasis LandscapingJuly 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    I had heard of a muddler but not seen one before. Can you make this without the rum? Too early for alcohol.

  4. UnknownJuly 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM


  5. UnknownJuly 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Thanks for the share. This is probably one of the most popular drinks. (I worked in a sports bar for fun for about 6 month's ;) )

  6. AskYviJuly 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM it time yet for a drink?!

  7. TinaJuly 19, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Since I don't drink, I can't relate to the flavor, but gee, the pictures are enticing! Ah, the suggestion of the power of a picture!

  8. UnknownJuly 19, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I love the step by step pictorial instructions

  9. Dov ShapiraJuly 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Please Mojito me, I love it :)

  10. Don PurdumJuly 21, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.


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