Slow Sipping in Summertime
|There's nothing like a cool mint cocktail on a warm summer evening.|
Special Mojito Recipe:
|Mint ~ cut fresh from the garden|
|Limes ~ recently picked from your lime tree, if you are lucky enough to have one, if not ~ newly picked from the grocery store.|
|Muddle a handful of mint and juice from a quarter squeeze of lime.|
|Pour in a few ounces of your special mint sauce (recipe to follow), add about 3 ounces of Rum, along with a handful of ice and stir. Top off with soda water, a slice of lime and a fresh sprig of mint.|
|Throw in a bowlful of homemade, grilled corn salsa and a healthy bowl of tortilla chips, serve on your front porch and enjoy the waning days of summer.|
Special Mojito Mint Sauce Recipe
|Photo from "The voice of Reason"|
1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water, a ton of fresh mint leaves, peeled from the stalks.
Place the sugar and the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar. While the syrup heats, rinse the mint leaves to eliminate any dirt and remove from the stalk. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the syrup from the heat, and dump a ton of mint leaves into the saucepan. Cover and allow the syrup to cool overnight. Squeeze the mint leaves draining their juice back into the pan - discard leaves. Store the syrup in an airtight glass container and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Syrup will keep, refrigerated, for several weeks.
Mojito served on a new set of Longboard surf ceramic tile coasters available hereSpecial thanks to my husband for making and sharing this fabulous recipe. Cheers and Enjoy!