Sunday, June 19, 2011

Peach Mojitos

To continue my "All About Peaches" series of Friday night's dinner, the first post being the appetizer round of Peach, Goat Cheese and Mint Bruschetta, the next item from the menu was a refreshing Peach Mojito

Generally speaking, I don't usually drink much other than a glass or two of wine on Friday nights, Mike's Hard Lemonade (yes, I'm a lightweight drinker) or the occasional White Russian, but I am kind of fascinated by all the combinations out there that mixologists come up with.  But the average person couldn't possibly have that many different types of liqueur, syrups, juice, alcohol, etc, and everything else it takes to make those cocktails at home, could they?  Actually, I'm sure I could be surprised by the answer to that.  

So, since I already had mint on hand for the bruschetta and a bottle of white rum leftover from a dessert I made last year, leaving the rum untouched since then, I decided to make mojitos.  All you need is white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, and club soda or Sprite.  Oh, and peaches for my version!

Printable Recipe

For one Peach Mojito:
  • 1/2 ripe peach, diced
  • 6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • crushed ice
  • 4 ounces soda
Place the diced peaches, mint leaves and rum in a tall glass, and gently muddle to crush the mint leaves and release their flavor.  (If you're like me, and you don't have an official "muddler", the blunt end of a spatula will work just fine, too!) Add the lime juice, sugar and ice, and stir.  Top off with the soda and garnish with a sprig of mint, slice of lime or peach.

1 comment :

  1. This looks so tropical and refreshing; perfect for those hot summer days!


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