Garden To Table Mint Mojito
Mojitos are the quintessential, iconic warm-weather cocktail because the fresh, bright flavors and bubbly effervescence have a way of cooling you down and picking you up. There have been many takes on the Mojito, but it needs no over-complication or complete flavor overhaul. It's a simply drink and it's simply delightful.
So how do you take the Mojito to the next level? Grow it from ground up in your garden. Use the Mixologist Gardening Kit from Ferry-Morse to grow fresh mint and cucumbers in your own garden. After spending the afternoon working in the garden, you'll have earned a drink.
Follow along with the recipe below and enjoy!
Makes 1 Pitcher (4 servings)
8 oz White Rum
3/4 Cup Mint
4 Tsp Simple Syrup or 2 tsp raw sugar
4 Tsp Lime Juice
16 oz Club Soda
10 oz highball glasses make the best, most classic presentation for a mint mojio.
Step One: Chop It Up
Pick the mint leaves from their stems until you've piled up about 3/4 cup of loosely packed leaves. Now give them a quick rinse.
To get the most flavor out of the fresh mint, chop them coarsely. Save a few whole mint leaves for garnishing at the end.
Slice 1/2 cucumber into moderately thin slices.
Cut the limes into easily-squeezable quarters.
Step Two: Combine
In pitcher with ice, pour in 8 oz Rum.
Add 4 tsp. simple syrup
Squeeze in lime juice (toss in the lime quarters too if so desired)
Add chopped mint leaves
Add cucumber slices
Step Three: Get Bubbly
Stir the pitcher to incorporate all of the ingredients. Keep the pitcher refrigerated.
When ready to serve, pour 3 oz. of the cocktail mixture into a glass with ice.
Fill the rest of the glass with club soda.
Give it a quick stir and garnish with whole mint leaves and a lime slice.
GROW IT YOURSELF
Ferry Morse Mixologist Gardening Kit
Try growing our Mixology kit to come up with a variety of home-grown cocktail recipes.
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