top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>While my husband the Wine Guy is more a St Emillion or Sancerre kind of guy, from time to time he goes Mojito. He just gets a craving for this sweet, minty concoction and before I know it he’s got the mortar & pestle out, going to town grinding mint leaves. So many guests have asked for his recipe that we decided to share his secret recipe on The Antiques Diva Blog as part of our Special August Edition while we’re on holiday soaking up the sun in the Med! While you’re reading this pre-posted blog, we’re sipping ouzo off the coast of some gorgeous Greek isle!
For one 12 oz glass:
- 1/4 cup Havana Club Rum
- 2 splashes of Dutch “Authentique Angostura” Ooievaar Bitters (or any bitters)
- Juice from 1.5 to 2 limes
- 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves washed and dried
- 2 – 3 tsp sugar 10 oz bottle of Tonic Water already cold
- Crushed Ice
to.jpg”>to.jpg” border=”0″ />In a mortar & pestle, combine lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Press the mint leaves considerably to extract as much flavor as possible. Let set for 30 min to allow flavors to mix. Pour into a clear tall glass, and then pour in rum and splash of bitters. Add very cold tonic water until glass ¾ full, stir very well then add crushed ice. Put a slice of lime and mint sprig on each glass and serve on a silver tray!
Enjoy the summer!
The Antiques Diva™