Summer screams mojitos, doesn’t it?!? We happen to have mint growing like crazy on our patio, and we happily turn it into mojitos every summer. This recipe calls for a simple syrup – but we tried a honey simply syrup instead. Not that honey is particularly better for you then regular white sugar (once it’s in the body, all sugar is processed the same). But, it is a less refined sweetener and therefore, takes more work for you body to break it down. And, any extra honey simple syrup you have can be lovely swirled in greek yogurt or mixed in a green smoothie!
Honey Simple Syrup – 4 parts honey to one part water, simmer and stir.
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 1 oz Honey Simple Syrup
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the simple syrup, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more simple syrup if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges