Step 1: Get Your Ingredients!
Rum (We use Bacardi in this recipe)
Step 2: Make the Simple Syrup...its Simple Really.
To make the simple syrup, dissolve sugar in water by heating it up in a saucepan on the stove. Use equal parts sugar and water. In this recipe we will use 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. (If you wish to makes more mojito's, increase the ratio). Once the sugar has dissolved in the water, take it off the heat and add about 15 mint leaves and let them steep. Let the simple syrup cool. And remember, the longer it steeps, the more flavor your mojito will have.
Step 3: Squeeze Your Limes
Note: Keep in mind that each individual mojito usually needs 1-2 limes depending on size.
Tip: Roll your limes on the counter before you squeeze them to get the juices flowing!
Step 4: Prepare Your Glasses!
To do this, place a few mint leaves in the bottom of each glass and muddle muddle muddle. If you don't have a muddle, just use a fork to basically press and break up the mint leaves into the bottom of the glass and up the sides. This releases the essence and flavor of the mint leaves. Mmm Mmm..minty freshness.
When you're ready to serve, place ice to about half way in each glass.
Step 5: Construct Your PERFECT Mojito!
After many trials I have found the prefect ratio of ingredients for the best mojito. To each glass with mint and ice, add the following:
2 ounces rum
1 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces mint infused simple syrup
Top with a splash (literally just a splash) of club soda
And Voila! The perfect mojito.
Mojito's are best enjoyed on a warm day with friends...although are perfectly acceptable to be consumed by yourself! Enjoy!