Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mango Mojitos

I have become obsessed with mojitos, I seem to try and order them at every restaurant I go to.  It was only a matter of time until I had to try them for myself.  It was a little bit of a process for the first go around, but once you had everything prepared they're very easy to re-make and keep on drinking!
I started by blending a whole mango mixed with a little water to add to the mojitos.  You can use any fruit, or none at all and just have a mint mojito. 
I really enjoy the smell of mint, so I was happy to be able to cook with it!
One of the main ingredients in a mojito is the mint simple syrup.  Add sugar, water and fresh mint leaves to a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until it bubbles.  Turn to low for two minutes, and remove from heat.  Let set for around 15 minutes.
In the bottom of a glass, add one ounce of simple syrup and mint leaves.  Muddle with a muddler or use a clean bottom of something blunt.  I used my wooden spoon because the bottom is square shaped. 
Add ice to the glass and pour the rum, syrup, mango, and club soda over the top. 
Mix with a knife and serve with an additional sprig of mint.  So refreshing!  This recipe is great to add the fruit flavor, and it's also great just by itself.  If you haven't had a mojito, it's about time you start. 

Mango Mojitos
Serving size 1

Simple Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
10 fresh mint leaves

Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan.
Heat over medium heat until it bubbles.
Turn heat down to low for two minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit for around 15 minutes.


6-8 fresh mint leaves
2 1/2 oz of mint simple syrup
1 oz rum
2 oz mango mixture (or whatever fruit you'd like)
1 1/2oz club soda

In the bottom of a glass add one ounce of simple syrup and add mint leaves.
Muddle with something blunt.
Add ice to the glass, mango mixture, rum, syrup and club soda.
Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve with an additional leave of mint.

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