So over the past few weeks the mint in my garden has gone CRAY CRAY! It has spread like wildfire and to avoid any wastage I have been using it in any way I can!
I thought I would share my favourite way with all y'all.....MOJITOS!!!
Ingredients (makes single serve):
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup white rum (I use Bacardi)
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons soda water
lime slice for garnish
Add lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice.
Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with the soda water. Garnish with extra mint leaves and a lime slice.