Chris Reynolds's Note:
For me, a really good mojito is made with simple sugar. That way, you are assured that the sugar is completely dissolved when you add the rum and club soda. This recipe also calls for mint infused simple sugar, which makes the minty taste even more intense. Prep time does not include time to cool the simple sugar.
My Private Note
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- 1To make the simple syrup, mix the water with the sugar. Heat to boiling, stir until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and toss in 10 mint leaves. Let steep for an hour or so. Strain out the leaves and store in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
- 2To make one mojito: Pour 1 ounce mint-infused simple syrup into a tall glass.
- 3Add 10 mint leaves, and muddle it together. (Use a muddler or a spoon.)
- 4Add crushed ice. Muddle some more.
- 5Add to that 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum.
- 6Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
- 7Add a splash of club soda and stir.
- 8Garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of lime.
- 9To make more, just remember the ratio: 2 parts syrup, 1 part lime, 3 parts rum. Oh, and lots of mint and club soda!
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Nutritional Facts for Mojito
Serving Size: 1 (514 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 881.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 10.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 203.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 200.1 g
- Protein 0.2 g
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