Herbal Summer Cocktails: Sweet Mint Mojitos

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<em>Makes 4 tall drinks</em>
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These are a version of mojitos — but sweeter. They are different from the mojitos that you get in a bar, because they have a mint syrup and limeade rather than mint, sugar, lime juice and rum. The traditional mint to use is spearmint (<em>Mentha spicata</em>) — but any mint will do.</p>
<p>Use any kind of rum that you like — however the lemon-flavored Bacardi Citron is quite perfect here. Make the mint syrup ahead to have on hand.</p>
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<li>1 cup <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/sweet-herbal-syrup.aspx”>mint syrup</a>
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<li>3 cups limeade</li>
<li>1 cup rum</li>
<li>2 limes, squeezed</li>
<li>8 to 10 drops Angostura bitters</li>
<li>Sparkling water or seltzer</li>
<li>Ice cubes</li>
<li>Mint sprigs</li>
<li>Lime wedges</li>
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<li>Combine mint syrup, limeade, rum and lime juice in a pitcher and stir. Add about 8 drops of bitters to start; I quite like them so sometimes I use more than average. Taste and adjust with a bit more lime, bitters or rum — keeping in mind you’ll add a splash of bubbly and garnish.</li>
<li>To serve, fill four tall, well-chilled glasses halfway with ice and jam a few sprigs of mint into each glass. Pour the mojos into each glass, leaving room for a top-off of sparkling water. Squeeze a wedge of lime into each glass, stir and serve with a straw. Leave out the rum for a refreshing summertime beverage.</li>
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<em>Susan Belsinger is a frequent contributor who loves to sip herbal cocktails in her Maryland home.</em>
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<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/good-vibrations-with-herbal-libations.aspx”>Herbal Summer Cocktails.</a>
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