The Best Mojitos

The Best Mojitos

It’s Round 4 of #ThirstyThursday and we’re making Mojitosss!!

How exciting, The LakeHouse Kitchen is 1 Month old tomorrow!!! That’s something to celebrate right🎉🎉🎉?  What better way to celebrate than with a little cocktail😏!! Earlier in the week, I made a quick poll on Instagram to see if you guys preferred a classic Mojito or a Champagne Mojito! The classic won… but…I’m in such a celebratory mood that I’m gonna share both recipes with you💁🏻! YAY!
mojito with lime slices and fresh mintWhat is more refreshing than a Mojito right?? Full of Lime, Mint and RUM! A little sugar to sweeten it up and a splash of club soda for some fizz! Well if you want to get fancy, you can mix it up a little and make Champagne Mojitos! Basically the same ingredients but instead of club soda you top it with Bubbles!!! I usually go with Prosecco when I’m adding Bubbles to cocktails but if you’re feeling festive,  go ahead and whip out the real stuff🍾🍾(and call me cause I’m coming over💃🏻)!!!!
view from the top of two mojitos topped with mint and lime slicesMojitos are one of my go to cocktails when we’re vacationing somewhere tropical because it’s not too sweet and they always have fun variations!! Coconut, Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry. But when we travelled to Italy for our wedding at Monteverdi (The most beautiful place in Tuscany), the bartenders, Sergio & Max (Hi Boys🙋🏻), made us the most delicioussss Champagne Mojitos! And from then on, they have a special place in my heart! Every time I make one, I close my eyes, pretend I’m back in the beautiful Val d’Orcia , having spritz o’clock, snacking on Burrata and waiting for Chef Giancarla to make us the best pear and ricotta ravioli of life … with sage butter sauce (Can you tell I miss that place)!! It. Is. Heaven!!! But, since it’s only Thursday… and we all work tomorrow… and can’t jet to Italy, let’s get though the rest of this week with a Mojito🤷🏻‍♀️!

If you’re going the classic route, you basically just need your cocktail glass and a muddler. If you don’t have a muddler, you could use the back of a wooden spoon. If you prefer not having pieces of mint and lime wedges in your cocktail, you could add the lime, mint, simple syrup and rum to a cocktail shaker and strain over ice. Then top with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge and a few mint leaves.

I like my Mojitos pretty Lime-y. 1 whole Lime per cocktail. Make sure when you go to the grocery store to buy limes (lemons too for that matter) give them a little squeeze and if they are nice and juicy they should spring back a little when you squeeze them. If you buy a lime that is hard as a rock it will most likely be dry! And please buy fresh limes when making Mojitos vs buying the bottled stuff… just not the same!!! You can either juice the lime and add the juice to your glass or cut up the lime into 4-6 pieces and muddle it up with the mint. You should get about 1 ounce of juice. When I’m making the classic Mojitos I usually keep the big lime pieces in there with all the mint leaves but when I’m making Champagne Mojitos, I strain everything over ice and just add a few garnishes. Makes it a little fancier!
mojitos toppes with mint leavesFor the mint, buy mint that is nice and bright green!! 10-12 mint leaves per cocktail and extra for serving! If you’re like me and plant herbs in the summer, make sure to plant some in your garden (in a separate planter because it grows like crazyyy) you’ll be able to enjoy Mojitos all summer long!

I tested this with light & dark rum and preferred the light! I think traditionally in Mojitos you add raw sugar and muddle it with the mint and limes but I usually always have simple syrup in the fridge so I add that. I find it mixes better in cocktails than raw sugar as it’s already dissolved. I put 1 ounce per Mojito but if you like it sweeter add a little extra! Then I top everything off with about 6 ounces of club soda or sparkling water. I have a SodaStream at home and love it, so convenient for mixing cocktails (and drinking on its own… Hydration is important💦💦💦) Serve with ice of course, and extra lime slices and mint leaves to garnish!!

If you’re going the Champagne Mojito route (My personal fave💓), this is what I do. In a cocktail shaker, add one ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (you could add the lime wedges as you’re going to strain it), 1 ounce simple syrup and 10-12 mint leaves. Muddle everything together, add 1.5 ounces light rum. Add a few ice cubes and shake, shake, shake! In a wine glass, add some ice, strain your lime/mint/rum mixture over the ice and top with 6-8 ounces Prosecco or Champagne. Garnish with lime slices and mint.
two mojitos in tall glasses garnished with mint and limeFeeling festive yet?

I’m having so much fun sharing this new journey with all of you, thanks again for your support and I hope you loving it too!!

Cheers Friends🍹🍹!!!

XO Nat

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The Best Mojitos

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Mojito
  • Category: Drinks

Description

What is more refreshing than a Minty, Lime-y, Boozy😏 Mojito!! So simple to make at home with only 5 Ingredients!!! Want to make it fancy? Champagne Mojitos! Perfect way to celebrate any occasions! I’m sharing both recipes with you! Cheers!!


Ingredients

Classic Mojito:

  • 1 Lime, about 1 ounce juice
  • 2 Ounces White Rum
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 10-12 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Club Soda or Sparkling Water

Champagne Mojito:

  • 1 Lime, about 1 ounce juice
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1.5 Ounce White Rum
  • 10-12 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 6-8 Ounces Champagne or Prosecco

Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water

Instructions

Classic Mojito:

  1. In a tall glass, add 1 lime cut into 4-6 pieces, 10-12 fresh mint leaves and 1 ounce simple syrup. Muddle everything together until the lime has released all of it’s juices.
  2. Add ice to your glass, and add 2 ounces light rum. Mix everything together.
  3. Top with 6-8 ounces club soda or sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with extra mint leaves and lime slices.
  5. Serve immediately, Enjoy!

Champagne Mojito:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the juice of 1 lime, about 1 ounce. 10-12 fresh mint leaves and 1 ounce simple syrup. Muddle everything together.
  2. Add a few ice cubes and 1.5 ounces light rum. Shake, Shake, Shake!!
  3. In a wine glass, add ice, strain mint/lime/rum mixture over ice.
  4. Top with 6-8 ounces Champagne or Prosecco.
  5. Serve with extra mint leaves and limes slices.
  6. Serve immediately, Enjoy!

Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup granulated white sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved and let cool completely.
  2. You will only use 1 ounce per cocktail so store leftovers in the fridge for later use, will keep up to a month.

Keywords: Mint, Lime, Rum, Mojito, Champagne



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