I love when my herbs are growing and blooming! But I REALLY love it with the mint has come in!
Last year I planted mint in a large pot, and it did very well. It came back beautifully this spring. But I had to plant another pot this year because I love it so much!
I have made my usual mint tea twice this spring and now I make mojito’s!!
You can check out my recipe for the mint tea recipe here Fresh Mint Tea. Although I plan to use some green tea bags the next time I make it, green tea is so healthy for us and I’m trying to incorporate more of it in my diet.
For the mojito, first I made a simple syrup by using 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring the water to a light boil, stirring until the sugar is melted. Remove from heat and add about 5 large mint leaves to the syrup to “steep” while it cools.
I cut a lime in half, set half of it aside and the other half I quartered and squeezed the lime juice into my glass with about 10 mint leaves. Muddle to break up the leaves, for just about a minute. Then I added the lime quarters that I squeezed the juice from and muddled them for a few seconds. Fill glass with ice.
After the simple syrup was cool, I added 2 ozs to my glass. Then 2-3 ozs of white rum and topped off the glass with seltzer water.
Add a lime slice to the rim of the glass and float a sprig of mint on top as well.
- 15 mint leaves, more for a more minty taste
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2-3 ozs white rum
- 1 lime
- seltzer water
Make a simple syrup with the sugar and water by placing in a small sauce pan and bring to a light boil, stirring to melt the sugar. When the sugar is melted stir in 5 mint leaves and set aside to cool.
Cut a lime in half; take half the lime and quarter it, squeeze juice into glass. Add 10 mint leaves and muddle. Add the squeezed lime quarters and muddle lightly again. I added another half of a slice of lime to the glass and to the rim.
Fill glass with ice, add the rum and mint infused simple syrup. Top with a splash of seltzer water.
Live well friends and have a minty summer! Be sure to follow me on Facebook for daily babbling and rambling!