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Mojito Recipe 2010-08-05 12:50:32

Come Party With Me: Bike Ride — Drinks

After an invigorating bike ride, everyone will be craving a refreshing and cool drink. Instead of just serving white wine, I'll have a pitcher of mojitos ready and waiting. Normally mojitos have to be made individually and there's lots of muddling involved, but this recipe serves a crowd and can be made ahead. Perfect! Fresh-squeezed lime juice is a must for mojitos, so be sure to purchase plenty of limes. I'll also have lots of cold beer on ice. For the mojito recipe, keep reading.

City Grocery Mojitos

City Grocery Mojitos

City Grocery Mojitos Recipe

Ingredients

1 large bunch of spearmint, plus 8 additional sprigs for garnish
3/4 cup sugar
1 lime, rinsed and quartered, plus 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup club soda, plus more for serving
2 cups dark rum
Ice cubes

Directions

  1. In a bowl, using a wooden spoon, crush the spearmint with the sugar and lime quarters until the sugar starts to dissolve and tastes like mint. Add 1 cup of the club soda and stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Strain the mixture through a coarse sieve into a pitcher. Stir in the lime juice and rum.
  3. Fill 8 tall glasses with ice and add a mint sprig to each, lightly crushing it with your hands. Pour the mixture over the ice, top each glass with club soda and serve.

Serves 8.

Make Ahead: The strained mojito mixture can be refrigerated overnight.

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