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Neato Mojito

Neato Mojito

The mojito is one of my all time favorite drinks, especially when done right. Coming home from Vegas, I was craving a good one, with fresh squeezed lime. I watched carefully as the woman at one of the bars crafted a delicious one for me, remembering her ingredients and technique to be able to create my own. This is a perfect spring/summer drink and a pretty one too!

Neato Mojito
Neato Mojito

What You'll Need
Mint Leaves
Rock Candy Syrup (Recipe Follows)
1 Lime
Light Rum (Citrus Flavored)
Ice
Club Soda
Something to Muddle with (spoons work OK)
Straws
Optional : Pama Pomegranate Liquer

To make rock candy syrup, in a small saucepan, mix together 1 Cup Water and 2 1/2 Cups Sugar. Over medium heat, simmer for 5 minutes until completely dissolved. Let cool and store in a container for use later.

In a tall glass, place about 8 mint leaves and 4 spoonfulls of rock candy syrup. Muddle well with a spoon. Then, cut a lime in half, then cut off a thin slice for decor later. Squeeze the juice of that lime directly into the glass, throwing the remainer of the lime in also. Be sure to wash your limes. Also, this is immensely easier with a citrus juicer.

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Add your ice so that it fills the glass to about 2/3rds full. Add 1.5 shots of light rum. If you like, add 1 shot of rum and 1 shot of Pama liquer instead - Jason prefers a berry or some other fruit in his mojitos so this is his version of it.

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Fill to the top with club soda! Add your lime garnish and straw and stir.

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Serve with the straw in it - you can drink it with the straw or without, but the mint tends to want to come in your mouth without a straw. Still, I like a challenge!

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21 comments:

  1. I was just telling my boyfriend I was excited about warm weather because of mojitos. :) Thanks for the recipe. I've never made them before!

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  2. Yummm. A good mojito is definitely at the top of my list,as well as Rob's list. I havent attempted to make my own in quite some time, but now I want to make them while we have terrible cold snowy weather here yet again this weekend! Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  3. ohhh mojitos. a woman after my own heart.
    but rock candy syrup and pomegranate liquor??!? awesome!!
    can't wait to try....

    jamie
    inconsistency rang the horse

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  4. Yum! It's sunny in Venice today, and one of these looks deeeeelightful.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  5. I love mojitoooos. About two years ago in the city I live there was a cuban restaurant, and they did the best mojitos I ever drank in my life. Pity they closed! But my father started to grow the right mint to mojitos in the backyard. Which means I can do mojitos whenever I want! Thanks for the recipe!

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  6. Mojitos are the best! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Bevin
    http://magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm with ya Katherine! Because I have had good and bad mojitos!

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  8. Mmm, mojitos are such a classic. These photos make me wish I was sipping one on a beach somewhere right now ;)

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  9. I haven't had a mojito in a while, but your pictures make it look rather appealing :)
    Might have to make one!

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  10. mmmmm these look so delicious !
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  11. I am picturing myself sitting on my deck, with the warm sun on my face, drinking a mojito.... now if only the snow here will melt! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. This recipe sounds delicious! Never made my own mojitos before but will be giving this a go asap!

    Nancy | http://siddalee-lifestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. YUM. I don't really know if I like mojitos that much, I've tried them plenty and my experience is always different. I think I just like the name! Kinda like I hate bloody marys but for some reason, if there is a bloody mary bar around, I order one! Haha!

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  14. ah mojitos remind me of a dear girlfriend who loved it as well. my husband and i need to venture more into cocktails. we ALWAYS get midori sours!

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  15. This looks so refreshing. I want to venture out and try some new cocktails.

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  16. You make everything look so pretty and yummy! You have a great eye! -Jess

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