So, you wanna make mojitos, do you?
Well my friends, here is the secret I discovered to an absolutely amazing mojito. It's not the muddling, it's not the process or the exact steps that you take, it's a simple syrup that I made yesterday.
I almost always try to replace white sugar with honey and it's not because I think there are huge health benefits, but more the fact that honey has a delightful taste to it. Sure, if you don't mess with unpasteurized honey, you're getting some healthy goodness. However because you boil a simple syrup you are nuking any value right then and there.
I didn't actually think I was going in the mint direction however. I knew that I was going to make a honey simple syrup for the mojitos instead of trying to muddle white sugar. I just get mad when it's all grainy.
Then I spotted the mint on the counter.
And it was done.
Now don't get thinking that this is a lot of work, it's so easy that you'll have no problem whipping it up. You simply bring the ingredients to a simmer, then pour it into a jar.
This make a good cup of syrup and will last you quite a few mojitos. If you are having a party, I would certainly double or triple the recipe to make sure you have enough!
On another note, my son LOVES this in a virgin mojito. He has club soda, lime, mint and this syrup for a drink.
Now, on to making a good mojito! Click here to see my delicious Honey Mojito recipe!
Love you more than mojitos,
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup honey
- 7 leaves large fresh mint
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Smash the mint with a spoon against the side of the pot to release the oils.
Bring to a simmer; continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Remove the mint leaves (strainer or other) and pour syrup into a glass container.
Refrigerate and use!