Magic Mint Mojitos (By Way of Maine)

| 7/14/2008 10:58:26 AM

Tags: Cocktail, Recipe, Mint, Mojito, ,

Saturday evening, my friends Chris and Dave visited for dinner. We began the evening with mojitos, made with spearmint and peppermint picked from a pot on my deck.

This refreshing cocktail is especially tasty when temps rise into the 90s. Chris asked for the recipe … I thought you might like it too. (Credit goes to Havana restaurant in Bar Harbor, Maine, where my husband Steve and I first sampled this tasty version four summers ago.)

Havana Mojito
Serves 1

• 1.5 ounces golden rum
• 12 fresh mint leaves
• ½ lime
• 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see below)
• Ice cubes
• Club soda
• Additional mint leaves for garnish

 1. In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves with lime wedges, releasing the juice.

2. Add simple syrup. Fill glass almost to top with ice cubes.