Let me start this out by confessing that I LOVE mojitos. Love them. Love them like I want to marry them one day so I cannot believe that I haven’t actually posted a recipe for one! I have made them at home, but only this week did I take it upon myself to really think about making a great mojito, not just a good one.
Granted there’s not really a mojito that I would turn down, let’s be honest here folks, I’m not that picky. In fact, here’s a poem that just popped into my head.
And that’s why I don’t write everything that pops into my head.
So now I have two mojitos under my belt this evening ( What? I have to taste test, you know) and you all want the recipe. That’s what I get for posting Instagram pictures of my mojito. Seems that you can’t wait for your cocktail fix.
Not that I blame you of course. I’d be just as impatient. Ignore any and all grammatical and spelling errores in thiss poste, since you all couln’t wait for this recipe. I blame you.
The secret here is the mint honey simple syrup. Oh man…does that stuff just take it over the edge. I have always had it in the back of my mind to make a honey mojito but the food muses have outdone themselves this time with that spur of the moment inspiration.
I cannot stress it enough: the simple syrup is EASY. I am so serious here folks. It takes three ingredients and 5 minutes. Then you have a jar of mint honey simple syrup in the fridge for mojitos. I suggest doubling the recipe, I will from now on, my first batch is almost gone!
So the drink. It has slightly less mint leaves than usual because of the syrup and you can adjust to taste. Usually you have around 10 leaves in the glass, but seven was great for me. You do have to make sure to muddle (which basically means squishing everything to get the juices out) and you will have to add syrup to taste.
I like mine sweet and with this syrup..oh. Such minty goodness!
So you absolutely MUST make these and you MUST let me know what you think!
Love you more than mojitos, (most days)
- 7-8 leaves fresh mint
- 1/2 lime cut into 5-6 wedges
- 2 tablespoons mint honey simple syrup or to taste I like mine sweet!
- 7-8 large ice cubes
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda
large cocktail glass
- Place mint leaves and 3 lime wedges into a sturdy glass.
- Crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. (the back of a spoon works if you don’t have a muddler.)
- Add 2 more lime wedges and the honey syrup and muddle again to release the lime juice.
- Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.
- Pour the rum over the ice.
- Fill the glass with club soda.
- Stir, taste, and add more honey syrup if needed.
- Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
- Serving Size: 1