Sometimes I feel a little weird ordering a mojito when we’re out and about. I dunno, maybe they seem kind of cliché to me, or they got really trendy and I feel a bit cheesy asking a bartender to make me one. But making them at home for ourselves is a whole different story! I know. There is no rhyme or reason to my theories, but I do know that if you hand Mr. Lovely some mint and a muddler he makes magic. So here’s his recipe.
- clear rum
- cocktail shaker
First, make your simple syrup. Use a sugar-water ratio of 2:1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. As soon as the water starts to boil, turn off the heat and add the sugar. Stir until fully dissolved. Let cool in the pan, transfer to a sealed container, and store in the refrigerator.
Now on to the good stuff! In a shaker, muddle a few sprigs of mint and half a lime, sliced.
Once muddled, pour one part simple syrup and two parts rum into the shaker. Add ice and shake.
Pour into your glass and top with seltzer. Stir gently. Garnish with an extra sprig of mint and serve! xoxo
10 thoughts on “Bottoms Up // Mojitos with Homemade Simple Syrup”
I love mojitos.
That’s visually delicious, too.
Great! just a question, for how long can I storage the syrup? and it has to be in the fridge?
It will keep for a couple of months in the fridge. You will want to throw it out when it starts to get cloudy. If you want it to last longer, you can add a shot of vodka to the mix and it will last much longer.
Yum! I love mojitos.
P.S. These photos are fab.
Where did you get those gorgeous gold bamboo spoons?? Love them!
Currently feeling sick as a dog but these amazing images have me craaaving a mojito!
This looks and sounds amazing, yum!
Sparkles and Shoes
Ahhh my favorite drink! I can only imagine how much better it must taste with the homemade simple syrup!