Two Saturdays ago, I had planned a girls night out with my friend Kira. We had a friend from high school whose band from Madison was playing in Green Bay Saturday night and we decided to check it out.
After getting my hair done, I was LONG over due for my color to get freshened up, I ran some errands and picked up some stuff for mojitos. I already had the mint growing in my herb garden, so I thought it would be a good drink for a hot and muggy summer evening. The perfect way to start our girls night out.
While I’ve had a few mojitos before, I’ve never made one. In the past two weeks, I’ve tried my hand at three different types of mojitos: raspberry, peach and blackberry.
The main ingredients are all the same, amounts vary depending on the size of drink:
Sugar (I made a simple syrup)
So first up was the Raspberry Mojito.
I started out by making the simple syrup by boiling water and sugar, I also added some Chambord because I didn’t have enough time to steep the raspberries. When the sugar was all dissolved, I removed from the heat to cool.
I muddled about 4 small-ish mint leaves, three raspberries, and some basil from my garden. I used the handle of a spoon to do the muddling.
I added few ice cubes, squeezed half a lime into the shaker and added 1 part simple syrup, 1 to 1 1/2 shot of Bacardi and filled the rest with club soda. I gave it a good shake and poured it into a glass. I topped with a lime wheel for the finishing touch. I think I went a little overkill on the basil.
Last, but not least, was the Blackberry Mojito. This was the same as the Raspberry Mojito, with blackberries, and no basil. Next time I make this, I will be adding some basil.
I think I found my new summer drink. In all I had to say the raspberry was my favorite followed by the blackberry and lastly the peach. This would be an easy drink to make in bulk for a summer get together. Next time, I want to try ginger ale instead of club soda.
Tell me what you think. Do you have any suggestions, or recommendations? Post in the comments!