It was your typical sucky Monday, so by the time I got home from work I needed a cocktail, BAD…
As you all know Mojitos are my favorite summer beverage! I just love how cool and refreshing they are.
I had some rhubarb kicking around so I thought I would make a simple syrup and kick up my mojitos a bit.
What you need for the simple syrup:
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of rhubarb, chopped
1 cup strawberries, chopped
Put the sugar and water in a medium sized pot over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved add in the fruit slowly bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from the heat, cover and let the mixture cool on the counter.
Pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a measuring cup. Chill this mixture for a few hours.
The simple syrup will stay good in the fridge for a week or so, just keep in in an airtight container.
To make the mojito you need,
1 oz. white rum
1 oz. of the rhubarb strawberry simple syrup
6 fresh mint leaves
½ lime cut into wedges
In a glass place the lime wedges and mint leaves, muddle gently until the limes release their juice.
Add in the rum and simple syrup and stir. Top with ice and club soda, stir to combine.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
There you have it a twist on the usual mojito.
It was the perfect beverage, just what I needed after today!!