love it best served at night with friends at a pool side party
Shake up this classic mojito recipe to cool off with its fresh mint flavor.
Yield: Makes 4 cups; 6 to 8 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 136
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Protein: 0.2g
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated fat: 0.0g
- Carbohydrate: 15g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Sodium: 5.9mg
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- 2 cups light rum
- 1 cup mint syrup
- 1 cup lime juice
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)
- In a pitcher (at least 2 qt.), combine rum, mint syrup, and lime juice; add about 2 cups ice cubes. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint leaves if desired.
- Mint Syrup: In a 1- to 2-quart pan, combine 1 1/4 cups lightly packed rinsed fresh mint leaves, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is simmering. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let stand 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a small pitcher or bowl; discard mint leaves. Use syrup or cover and chill up to 1 week. Makes about 1 cup.
Note: Double the recipe for the mint syrup if you're planning to make more than one batch of mojitos.
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