The Mojito, one of the most popular Cuban cocktail's combination of sweetness, citrus, and refreshing mint is the best way to fend off the summer heat wave.
- 2 large limes, cut into pieces
- 2 cups water
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup light rum
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Quartered limes and/or mint leaves
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 80mins
Adapted from recipe.com
In a blender combine lime pieces, 2 cups water, and 2/3 cup sugar. Cover and blend about 30 seconds or until limes are chopped; do not puree. Strain through a sieve into a large pitcher. Mix in 2 cups additional water. Cover and chill for 1 to 12 hours.
Stir rum into lime mixture. Moisten the rims of 8 glasses with the reserved lime piece; dip rims in sugar. Divide mint among glasses. Use a wooden spoon to press mint into the bottom of each glass; press firmly to release flavor. Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour chilled lime mixture over ice and mint leaves. If desired, add extra quartered limes and/or mint leaves.