Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cucumber Mint Mojito




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Almost time for TGIF and this week I have a refreshing tasty beverage that is sure to be a hit with the adult crowd.  This Cucumber Mint Mojito is perfect for summer and you may even be growing some of the ingredients in your garden (no - not the rum silly!)  Just picture yourself sitting on your deck or by a pool with this cool drink in your hand!


About a month ago (gosh was it that long already!) we had some friends passing through town who spent part of a weekend with us.  For our happy hour before dinner, I made just regular mojitos.  They were great!  About 10 days later I received a text message from our friends who said they had just sampled a cucumber mojito and how good that was... being the curious person I am, I did some tweaking to my original recipe to come up with this version - it did not disappoint and will now be in the tasty beverage rotation!

Cucumber Mint Mojito

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 5-6 minutes
Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients 
  • 1 lime sliced into 8 wedges
  • About 12-14 mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup*
  • 6 slices of cucumber
  • ice
  • 4 ounces Limon Rum (or plain run)
  • 6 ounces club soda
  • ice
*Make simple syrup by bringing to boil equal parts sugar and water. Cook until sugar is dissolved then cool - store in refrigerator and keeps about 2-3 weeks
Instructions
  1. In each tall glass add 4 wedges of limes, 1 1/2 tablespoon simple syrup, 6-7 mint leaves. Use a muddler to make the juice come out of the limes and mix well with the syrup and mint.
  2. Add 2-3 slices of cucumber and lightly muddle.
  3. Add ice to fill almost the entire glass
  4. Pour in 2 ounces of rum in each glass
  5. Top with 3 ounces of club soda
  6. Stir gently until mixed
  7. Sip and enjoy!
  8. Tip - we keep our rum in the freezer - it really helps to have all the ingredients really cold to start.
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What is your favorite summer drink??



8 comments:

  1. Deb, I love mojitos and this cucumber mint one looks so refreshing! Sounds perfect for kicking off the weekend :)

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  2. Deb, I am with Kelly - this looks so refreshing and perfect for the weekend! (I might just make a few!) Thanks for sharing and pinning!

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  3. Ohh I love love love mojitos but I've never got to try the cucumber version! It looks brilliant though xx
    Consuelo - Honey & Figs

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  4. Oh, Deb, I think I have found our Labor Day cocktail! I love that you garnished with cucumber. Pinned! :)

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  5. This sounds so delicious! I love the cucumber twist :D

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  6. That looks so refreshing on a hot summer day like today!!

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  7. This look SO refreshing, Deb! I love mojitos - they always make me think of my brother's wedding in Mexico where we drank them like water - can't wait to try your cucumber twist!!

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