At-the-Cabin Mojitos

At-the-Cabin Mojitos

Andi, former Betty Crocker Kitchens editor shares a recipe for cabin entertaining.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Mint Syrup
1/2
cup sugar
3/4
cup water
1
cup packed mint leaves, coarsely chopped
Mojitos
1
cup rum
1/4
cup fresh lime juice (from 2 medium limes)
1 1/2
cups club soda, chilled
Ice cubes for 4 low-ball glasses
12
thin lime slices (from 2 limes), cut in half
4
fresh mint sprigs
  1. In 1-quart saucepan, mix mint syrup ingredients. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes.
  2. Strain mint leaves mixture into pitcher; do not push on leaves or syrup will turn a dark green color. Add rum, lime juice and club soda to pitcher.
  3. Fill 4 low-ball glasses with ice cubes. Place halved lime slices in glasses, pushing down along side of glass, allowing ice cubes to hold them in place.
  4. Pour mint mixture into glasses over ice. Garnish each with mint sprig.
Makes 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
Make a big batch of the mint syrup and store it in your refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you make it beforehand, the mojitos will take only a few minutes to make.
Variation
For more mint flavor, place 1 tablespoonful chopped mint leaves in glasses before adding the ice.
Substitution
Crushed ice can be substituted for the ice cubes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.