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Mojitos

Mojito

Since I had all of the ingredients out for mojitos to make the mojito grilled fish tacos with strawberry salsa it was just the right time to make some mojitos to enjoy with them. A mojito is a Cuban drink consisting of rum, mint, sugar, lime juice and club soda. The lime juice gives it a tartness that the sugar or syrup balances out and the mint makes it super refreshing and when the glass is filled with ice it is a great drink for hot summer days. I certainly enjoyed my mojito last weekend with the tacos but it is also the perfect drink to be relaxing with this long weekend!

Mojito

A sweet, tart and minty lime drink that is always refreshing!


Servings: make 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ice
  • 1 ounce lime juice, about 1 lime
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup*
  • club soda
Directions
  1. Place the mint leaves in the glass and muddle them to release their oils.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour in the lime juice, rum and syrup and fill the glass with club soda.


Note: A simple syrup is 1 cup of sugar dissolved into one cup of water in a sauce pan over the stove.


Rhubarb Mojito


Rhubarb Mojito

You know me; I like to play with things and I could not help but try using some of the rhubarb syrup in place of the simple syrup. It was a simple substitution and it turned out really well! The rhubarb flavour was the perfect pair to the tart lime and refreshing mint. With the door open, the possibilities are near limitless! How about a strawberry mojito with some crushed strawberries and strawberry syrup or a blueberry mojito...

Rhubarb Mojito

A pink take on the classic mojito using sweet and tart rhubarb syrup with mint, lime and rum.


Servings: make 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ice
  • 1 ounce lime juice, about 1 lime
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce rhubarb syrup
  • club soda
Directions
  1. Place the mint leaves in the glass and muddle them to release their oils.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour in the lime juice, rum and syrup and fill the glass with club soda.

Similar Recipes:
Rhubarb Soda
Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
Blueberry Lemonade
Blueberry Iced Green Tea

25 comments:

Chef'nSean said...

I had mint at home and bought some rum today just so I could make mojitos...so refreshing!

MilaJeDraga said...

Mmmmmmm, so refreshing and tasty :) My favorite :)

Katie said...

I had mojitos last night, but your rhubarb syrup elevates the drink to a whole new level. I can't wait to try this!

Pam said...

A rhubarb mojito, now that's intriguing!

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect drink for the weekend.

Taylor said...

I love love love mojitos! I'm excited to try making them on my own!

Elizabeth of TwoFoodFuddies said...

Looks wonderful. I absolutely love your photography. Everyone is so beautiful and mojios, OMG how very refreshing. Need some of those today and the rhubarb syrup is truly inspired. Thank you so very much.

anniebakes said...

oh my this looks refreshing! I'll be over in 10 minutes! :) I have a bunch of homegrown mint dying to be made into a mojito! happy weekend, anne

Sandra said...

My favourite cocktail. I often make a mint-infused simple syrup for these. Yummy.

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Elizabeth said...

The rhubarb mojito looks so gorgeous. Makes you thirsty!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Nice photos Kevin!! Gorgeous. Love a mojito!!

Happy belated Canada Day to you

warmvanillasugar said...

I absolutely love a good mojito! So tasty.

Culinary Cory said...

Love mojito's. The rhubarb mojito idea sounds interesting.

Mai said...

I love mojitos. I had almost all types of mojitos but never rhubard. Can't wait to try this. Its perfect for a summer day!

Ellie said...

Nothing like a great mojito!! I grew some chocolate mint this year and am going to give it a try in the mojitos!!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Fabulous fresh summer evening drinks -lovely
Mary

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi, I've admired your blog for a long time but this is the first time I'm leaving a comment. All of your recipes are scrumptious and your photography is great. Loving your Mojitos recipe. Can't wait to give it a try.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Wow beautiful pictures of both mojitos! I'd LOVE to try Rhubarb Mojitos... looks beautiful and I am sure it tastes fabulous!!!

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Fantastic, thanks for sharing!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Mojitos are my drink of choice! Love the idea of the rhubarb mojito... Sounds amazing!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I need to get some limes after seeing your photos of mojitos - the rhubarb mojito is completely unexpected but looks beautiful and I'll bet tastes delicious.

Marisa said...

I'm a diehard mojito fan, but I must say your rhubarb version immediately caught my eye - love the colour and I bet it tastes amazing.

Lynn said...

What a *GREAT* blog! Just "found" you tonight (when searching for unusual mojito recipes)... and I am so glad I did! I'll be trying this rhubarb mojito VERY SOON!

glorious sandwiches said...

I love that you make drinks on your blog too. And what a creative idea this one is. I bet it's delicious.

Martin said...

wow your rhubarb mojito recipe is great, a very original variant of the classic mojito :)

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