-posted by Jayne
|Homemade Mojito made with Honeyrun Farm|
honey and homegrown spearmint.
Is your mint patch extremely happy with all the rain? If so, you're in the right place. Today I share a great recipe for a honey sweetened mojito.
|My aggressive spearmint patch - lovin' life this summer!|
I found a recipe online and adapted it to use honey simply by substituting the sugar for honey. Our spring or summer honey work best because they both have a more light and delicate flavor.
- 2 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz simple syrup (made using a one-to-one ratio of summer honey and water)
- 8 mint leaves
- 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice (approximately one medium-sized lime's worth)
- 1 ounce club soda
- Plenty of ice, preferably crushed
Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup for about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, white rum and ice. Stir vigorously. Top with club soda, stir a little more, and serve, garnishing with an unmuddled sprig of mint if you feel fancy.
-adapted from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/mojito-taste-test_n_3750276.html
If you enjoy this drink, I recommend making a larger batch of simple syrup and keeping it in the fridge so you can serve yourself a drink nightly.
You can also make a refreshing non-alcoholic version by omitting the rum, and slightly increasing the proportions of simple syrup and club soda. I would call it a lime-mint spritzer. Delicious!