A coworker brought in some homegrown mint leaves for the office today, which really only brings one thing to mind...mojitos!
I'm a big mojito fan and with this phenomenal Spring weather I will probably be grabbing a few sprigs for this weekend.
Here's the recipe my dad perfected:
Rum, make sure to use dark rum, I can't remember the name of the one we always use...
Put about 2tsp (or more) of sugar at the bottom of your glass with 6-8 mint leaves.
Muddle the mint leaves into the sugar until the leaves are very fragrant and torn.
After this add the juice of 1 key lime and the desired amount of rum, usually about 2 shots.
Then fill the glass with club soda and ice! tada!!
*Last time we made these we thought it may be better to use splenda or agave nectar instead of sugar, but it has not yet been tried.
Story: Jeff and I decided to make them at my parents house and he accidentally used salt instead of sugar. It was not a good substitute.
If I make them this weekend I promise pictures of everything!