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Cocktail Corner: Classic Mojitos

Classic Mojitos

Happy Memorial Day!

I had the great pleasure of guest blogging over at Gourmet Veggie Mama earlier this month.  In case you missed it, here is my recipe to make a pitcher of Classic Mojitos!


Nothing says refreshing cocktail for the spring and summer months like a classic mojito.  The cool combination of mint and lime makes this drink the perfect companion to a breezy and sunny weekend afternoon.  Plus, it is a great way to use all the mint that pops up in our garden.  When it starts creeping, prune and make mojitos!

There are a lot of great interpretations and variations to the mojito — ones that bring flavors like strawberry, lemongrass, coconut, and blueberries to the table.  However, to me, nothing beats a classic.

Classic Mojitos, Pitchermodified from Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

  • 10 limes, juiced (plus extra for lime slices)
  • 30 mint leaves (or large bunch)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 750 ml bottle white rum
  • 1 liter club soda
  • Crushed ice

Muddle together lime juice, sugar and mint until mint leaves are bruised and sugar is dissolved.  in a large pitcher.

Add ice to the pitcher, along with rum and club soda.  Stir until combined.

Garnish with lime slices and pour!**

** I personally love the mint leaves loose in the drink, but some may choose to strain out as they are poured into glasses.

Sip and Enjoy!

22 comments on “Cocktail Corner: Classic Mojitos

  1. Just the day here for mojitos!

  2. A Taste of Wintergreen
    May 27, 2013

    We’re on a similar theme Kenley! Happy Memorial Day – it is today isn’t it?

  3. apuginthekitchen
    May 27, 2013

    Oh delicious, I love mojito’s. I think I will use your recipe today to make a pitcher. Happy Memorial Day!

  4. Happy Memorial Day Kenley!! These look perfect to end the great holiday weekend.

  5. Neaten Your Nest
    May 27, 2013

    Love Mojitos! I’ve been on a Sangria kick lately, so I need to switch it up, thank you!

  6. Rachel
    May 27, 2013

    Yummy *and* pretty! And, I love the “fig plate” and figs in your header – mmmmm almost fig time! Patience, patience…

  7. now at home mom
    May 27, 2013

    Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial day Kenley and hope you are enjoying a mojito too !!!

  8. Hmm, mojitos sound a lot easier to make than I thought. That could be dangerous, Kenley! 😉

  9. gotasté
    May 29, 2013

    All the ladies in the room are gonna love me very much with this recipe 🙂

  10. Fig & Quince
    May 29, 2013

    mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmm! :0

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