It may come as no surprise to many of my readers: I love mixed drinks, and super, super sweet mixed drinks at that. I decided to experiment with two different versions of mojitos during my last girls' night, and only one turned out to my liking. I figured I'd share both with you all so you can form your own judgments.
The first recipe comes from Emily over at Jelly Toast.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup pineapple, finely chopped 10 mint leaves 2 teaspoons sugar 4 ounces white rum juice from 1/2 lime club soda for serving wedges of pineapple and mint leaves for garnish
Emily says: "Place pineapple, mint leaves and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle with a cocktail muddler or handle of a wooden spoon. Add rum, lime juice and ice. Replace lid and shake until chilled. Strain cocktail into 2 ice filled glasses and top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and pineapple wedges. Enjoy!"
The next and final drink is from Laura at Blogging Over Thyme.
Ingredients: 1/2 lime, quartered half moon, thin slice of grapefruit 8-10 mint leaves 1 tablespoon sugar 2 ounces white rum 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice 2 ounces soda water ice cubes
Laura says: "Combine the lime quarters, grapefruit slice, mint leaves, and sugar in a cocktail glass. Muddle. Add the rum, grapefruit and lime juice, and stir together until sugar has dissolved. Finish with club soda and one or two large ice cubes."
The latter recipe I altered by adding a little more sugar. I personally think the drink turns out best if you use the pulp from the cocktail shaker, but that's coming from the bias of this grapefruit-loving gal!
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What is your favorite girls' night cocktail?