Classic Mint Mojito5/04/2016
Happy Humpday! I'm switching things up a bit today on the blog so feel free to let me know whether you like it, don't like it, couldn't care either way; I just figured I'd try something new and share with you guys a little of what I'm doing when I'm out of the office for work, especially since it seems to be more and more frequently. I have to admit, I LOVE my job. I spent many years bored, unfulfilled and just downright unhappy at my previous job so it's such a refreshing change of pace to be challenged and get to participate in such an amazing company and fun projects. Before coming here I'd had never participated in a photo shoot and I wasn't really much of a mixologist but I've really gotten to step out of my comfort zone and do a lot in both of these aspects and I'm so happy I have!
Last week when I was out for three days I got to work with a mixologist (and flare bartender) and learn how to make some tasty cocktails at home so today I'm sharing one of those cocktails with you. I know tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo so I should be sharing a margarita but a mojito is such a refreshing summer cocktail that I just had to share it!
A mojito really is a fairly simple cocktail to make and has a wide variety of variations so it's easy to switch it up just slightly and have almost a whole new cocktail!
- 1 cup sugar*
- 1 cup water*
- 8 mint leaves plus a sprig to garnish
- 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum
- ½ lime
- Splash of sparkling water or club soda
- Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir while cooking until sugar dissolves. Let cool.*
- While the simple syrup is cooling, add mint and lime to a glass.
- Muddle together.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add cooled simple syrup and rum to the glass.
- Top with sparkling water or club soda.