Peach Mojitos

Peach Mojitos Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Pour a tall glass of this perfectly sweet cocktail flavored with the juice of ripe peaches and a fresh hint of mint.

Yield:

10 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 21.6 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 21 mg
Calcium 14 mg

Ingredients

3 cups coarsely chopped peeled ripe peaches (about 1 pound)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
2 cups white rum
4 cups club soda, chilled
Crushed ice
Mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

1. Place peaches in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Press peach puree through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.

2. Combine rind, lime juice, sugar, and mint in a large pitcher; crush juice mixture with the back of a long spoon. Add peach puree and rum to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in club soda. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Note:

Use a wooden muddler to crush the mint mixture in the pitcher, if available. The procedure releases the mint's essential oils, melding them with the lime juice.

Jackie Mills, MS, RD,

Cooking Light

June 2008
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