Saturday, August 10, 2013

You say mojito, I say mojato

Here is another in a series 
of our weekly Saturday Sippers! posts.

Just kidding... I really say mojito. What to do with all that crazy wild mint in the garden? Muddle up a batch of minty, Cuban mojitos, of course! There are some reports that the Cuban mojito was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, and some that say he was a diabetic and stayed away from sugary drinks, but in any case, we decided to name this Saturday Sipper The Big Papa!

15-20 fresh spearmint leaves
one lime, cut into quarters
4 oz simple syrup
2-3 ounces Bacardi white rum
1/2 cup club soda

Makes two minty mojitos!

Place mint leaves and lime quarters into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to bruise the mint leaves (not shred) and crush the lime to release the yummy mint oils and lime juice. Pull out most of the mint, but leave some for effect. Add simple syrup and rum.  Fill 2 glasses half way with ice. Pour your muddled mix over the ice in each glass, and top off with club soda. Stir Garnish with wheel of lime and sprig of mint. Toast and sip to the Big Papa.

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