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Happy Monday! As promised, I did make that mojito I mentioned with the last of my fresh mint on Friday but I didn’t get a chance to post it before we left for camping this past weekend. I just love mojitos. The roadside grill just a few blocks from us had a specialty blueberry mojito over the summer and it was just superb. Really, any mojito is good by me. Especially the classic variety. The only thing I dislike about classic mojitos (beside the fresh mint or lime seeds getting stuck in your straw) is that graininess you sometimes get from the sugar not being completely dissolved. Some bartenders solve this by using a simple syrup or a super fine white sugar. I prefer to avoid refined sugar so I’ve mixed this up with a simple syrup made from honey.
The method is the same for honey simple syrup as it is for regular sugar based simple syrup. Simply blend warm water with honey in a 1:1 ratio. This allows you to make as much or as little as you need and you can store it in the fridge for later use as well.
So here we go, a nice minty Monday mojito with honey simple syrup 🙂
- 1 ounce honey simple syrup (1/2 ounce warm water plus ½ ounce honey)
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice (approx. 1 lime)
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 ounces white rum
- 2 ounces club soda
- Make honey simple syrup and place in highball glass.
- Tear mint leaves in half or smaller and rub one leave around edge of glass placing all others in glass.
- Stir syrup and mint together smashing mint leaves with the spoon to release more mint flavor.
- Add lime juice and crushed ice.
- Stir to combine.
- Pour rum and club soda over ice and give it a good stir.
- Sip and savor!