MANNNNN, am I ready for summer cocktails. You know the kind I mean: iced within an inch of their life, so refreshing they might as well be water, stuffed full of herbs and fruit and all of the things that make you think of summer. I’m super over weather that’s cold, chilly, rainy, cloudy, or otherwise anything but sunny, so here’s my attempt to force summer to come faster by putting cocktails for good weather out into the universe.
So fresh, so cool, so necessary.
Ginger MojitosBy Page & Plate, May 20, 2019
Refreshing, minty, and delicious, this mojito will be on rotation all summer long.
Makes: 2 servings
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of sugar
- 4 limes
- 4 oz of white rum
- 4 oz of ginger beer
- 2 sprigs of mint
- Ready, set, make some simple syrup: add the sugar and water to s amsll saucepan. Heat the sugar and water slowly over low heat, stirring occasionally, until all of the sudden, the sugar disappears. Congrats! You made simple syrup. Stick that in the freezer while you muddle your lime and mint so it cools nicely.
- Juice two of the limes. Split the juice between two tall glasses or Mason jars, then add two mint leaves to each.
- Using a spoon or a muddler if you have one, smash the mint into the lime juice to break it up.
- Add 2 oz of the simple syrup to each glass. Stir again.
- Add 2 oz each of the rum and ginger beer to each glass. Stir.
- Top with ice, then garnish with mint. Ta-dah