July 23, 2015

Cool down with a Summer Mojito. {Recipe}


These days are long, the nights are hot, and nothing says “summer” like a fresh, cool mojito.

I frequently host themed get togethers and am affectionately known as a mixologist amongst my friends. This recipe was tweaked with love, and it was such a big hit I decided that I had no choice but to pass it on!


Summer Mojito

Yields 1 gallon of the good stuff:

Half a gallon of white rum

6 cups of the homemade mint infused simple syrup (see recipe below)

2 limes, squeezed and cut

About 1 cup of sweetened lime juice

A bottle of plain club soda (set aside for topping off individual drinks)

Pro Tip: If made and refrigerated the night before you intend to serve/drink it, the flavors have a chance to fuse together even more.


Mint Infused Simple Syrup

6 cups of water

6 cups of sugar (white or raw)

1 teaspoon of mint extract

About 3 cups of fresh mint leaves

Add all ingredients into a sauce pan and boil until the mixture is rolling. Turn off heat and cover for about an hour. Let cool then add right into the mojito mix.


Once the mojito mix is made it can be placed in a glass container with a spigot and can be easily poured for parties. Just get your favorite glass, fill with ice, add about ¾ full of the mojito mix, top off the glass with club soda, and add a slice of lime and a few mint leaves for garnish.


Secret Strawberry Mojito Variation

Shhh! This is my secret recipe that actually was even more popular than the original.

In a food processor, blend up about 2-3 cups of fresh washed and cut strawberries. Place the mixture into a cheese cloth and place into the mojito mix. The strawberry mixture will turn it pink, and add incredible flavor.


Sit back, relax and enjoy—it’s summertime!


Relephant Recipes {to pair with your mojitos):

Build a Beautiful Summer Salad.

3 Summer Body Care Recipes Vegan.


Author: Kate Rose

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: Andres Nietto Porras/Flickr

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