Friday, 14 March 2014

Friday Fizz - Mojitos!

I like drinks and I like most drinks. Hot, cold, alcoholic, non-alcoholic, bubbles, fizzy, pink, blue, clear. The list is endless...

The Friday Fizz post is about different drinks recipes. Some appropriate for kids parties, others appropriate for adults only!

Today it's all about Mojitos. Possibly my most favourite drink - particularly on a beautiful balmy evening or when out with the girls. Also a fantastic drink at a spring or summer wedding - try a "muddle and mix" mojito bar.

Mojitos are one of the simplest drinks to make but can be made super special with homemade sugar syrup and mint-infused icecubes.

Ingredients you will need per drink:

mint leaves (approx. 10), white rum (I like Havana Club), a lime (cut in wedges), ice cubes, soda water (club soda), caster sugar (approx 1-2 tablespoons depending on taste), a mint sprig for garnishing


1.  Place the sugar, mint leaves and two lime wedges in a mason glass
2.  Muddle well to dissolve the sugar
3.  Squeeze the juice of the rest of the lime and drop a wedge in the glass
4.  Add 45ml of the rum (or more/less depending on how your day has been!!)
5.  Stir well and fill the glass with ice cubes and soda water
6.  Garnish with a sprig of mint
7.  Sip, sit back and enjoy!

** If you would like to make your own sugar syrup, place 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then turn off the heat. Toss in a handful of mint leaves and leave approx 1 hour to soak. Strain out the leaves and leave in the fridge until required.

And in case you forget, there is an awesome poster available from Maggie's Place on DTLL!

Chalkboard-style poster from Maggie's Place

Some other mojito inspiration:

Blueberry Mojito

Raspberry Mojito
Watermelon Mojito

**photo credits given unless unknown

1 comment :

  1. Yum yum yum!! After a whole day of zone swimming, I could really do with a mojito!! Any alcohol would do really.......