Ginger Mint Mojito

Oh the irony of posting a recipe for a summer drink after a rainy downpour last night and this morning. I blame the fact I chose to wear shorts to bed instead of my usual scrubs that it rained. I gave in and wore something cool since I’ve been having trouble sleeping in the heat and that’s the night Mother Nature decided to give us more rain.

There are a few summery drinks that I absolutely love with a passion and Mojitos are the simpliest to make out of them all. I’m not a soda water/tonic water person – I don’t like the bitter taste it brings. So to skip the sugar and soda water I add Ginger Ale instead. I try to pretend to myself I’m getting a little bit of the ginger’s natural health benefits in this drink, especially if you use Canada Dry.

I have two types of mint in my backyard – Moroccan Mint and Peppermint Mint, both have distinct flavours and uses. For example in my Tabouleh I prefer to use the Moroccan Mint where as with my strawberries, greek yoghurt, and granola I prefer the taste of the Peppermint. For the mojito I use a combination of both (unfortunately when I took the below photo I had only Moroccan in my hand).


Ginger Mint Mojito
Recipe type: Drink
Ingredients
  • Several springs of mint
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 shot of rum (I like a golden rum)
  • Ginger ale
  • Optional - ginger slices
Instructions
  1. Take the mint leaves of the stalks and place into the glass, throw away the stalks. Pour the lime juice into the glass and muddle the two together. Essentially taking a blunt object (I just use the end of my paring knife) and pound the mint leaves down a bit. This helps the mint release it's juices and mingle and party with the lime juice.
  2. Add ice cubes to fill the glass ¾ of the way full. Add the shot of rum and then fill the rest of the glass with ginger ale. Stir and serve.
  3. If you want an extra tang and zing to the mojito add several fresh ginger slices to the drink.

 

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  1. I should probably start drinking more mint tea, as headaches like to visit me on a regular basis.

    These mojitos look great Heather! I can’t wait to try them!!