The Perfect Spiced Mojito

Fair weather is almost here, and it's time to break out the mint and limes!

Magical Spiced Mojito

More and more I am convinced I was supposed to end up with someone from the Caribbean, because there are certain things I cannot understand about myself. Seriously, being a north-westerner, liking coffee, and savory dishes like pot pie, there is no other explanation for my love of a mojitos, or my perfect guacamole, (These little things won him over, in my honest opinion).


Anyway, let's get to it! Here's what you'll need:

Tools: - Cocktail shaker

- Shot glass - Muddling Stick

- Rocks glass

- Citrus juicer (hand or electric) Ingredients:

- A few sprigs of fresh mint - 2 tablespoons of simple syrup of Agave nectar

- The Juice of two limes (the smaller the more juice)

- A handful of ice cubes

- 1 3/4 ounce of Santa Teresa Rum (besides being the best spiced rum on the market, support Venezuelan exports!)

- 1 ounce of white or silver rum

- Splash of coconut rum

- Splash of sprite or soda water



Fresh mint from the garden for the perfect mojito

Directions:

Start by taking two ice cubes and putting them at the bottom of your shaker. Take 10-20 mint leaves, rip them, and drop them onto ice. Add a tad bit of simple syrup, and crush mint with muddling stick against the ice. Next juice the limes over the muddled ice, mint, and syrup. Then add the rest of the syrup, spiced, and silver rum.

Cover and shake. Fill rocks glass with ice.

Poor mixture over rocks, (I like mine dirty so I don't strain the cocktail)

Finish by topping off with sprite or soda water, and a splash of coconut rum.


Santa Teresa Spiced Rum


I'll take a double ;)

Make sure to hide your keys, don't go overboard, and be sure to share! Best on a hot Friday afternoon! Also, best if enjoyed with a Latin man, (but I'm biased ;D ). ~ Jess

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