Have you already decided on your go-to summer drink?
(say no. SAY NO!)
oh thank goodness. i was worried i would be too late.
because i'm comin in hot with mojitos. YAAAAASSSS.
these suckers are just classic and simple and freshhhhAHH. (I literally do not know. i'm sorry.)
fresh like mint and lime and just ughhh. i want one in my hand at all times. ALL times. permanently.
is that a thing?
if it's not it totally should be.
next week we're going to talk about different ways to TRASH THIS STUFF UP with different simple syrups I love. so if you don't know how to make simple syrup don't worry, i've got your back. i've gotchu. you can buy the stuff at any grocery store, but let's be real: there's nooooo reason to do that. make your own. i promise it's worth it (and way better in general).
checkkkk ittt. since we're on the subject of how to make these cocktails perfectionnnnnn – please, please, please use fresh lime juice. um and if you absolutely must use the store bought kind make sure it's not that sweetened crap. nah, you want the sour stuff – that's why we add the simple syrup. don't worrryyyy. but also garnish with a few squeezed limes? yes.
have I steered you wrong yet?
the thing with mojitos is that you have to be super careful. one minute you're taking your first sip and the next second you're lying on the couch binging on the kardashians hoping your significant other loves you enough to go get bagels and turkey because CLEARLY that is the only way to survive.
survival of the fittest people. EVOLUTION.
I'm evolving to have a concealed IV of mojito delivered straight to my face.
too much? let's move on.
I know you really came here to see a picture featuring frankie's beard while he GUZZLES down my drinks. he's the worst. but he's a good model. apparently he has deemed himself “the executive pike place kitchen taste tester” …. i don't know anything anymore.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- 4 lime wedges
- 15 fresh mint leaves
- 4 oz simple syrup
- 4 oz white rum
- 2 oz lime juice
- sparkling water or club soda
- Fill two glasses with ice, the lime wedges and five mint leaves each.
- Add the remaining mint leaves, simple syrup, rum, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake over ice for approximately thirty seconds. Pour over the ice in the glasses.
- Top each glass off with the sparkling water or club soda.
- Stir and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 310
- Sugar: 15
- Sodium: 55
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 51
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 0
so, about that permanent glass for the summer…