Pick Your Weekend Mo: ( )tivation (X)jito
I can't promise you Spring any time soon (even the little critter in Pennsylvania predicted 6 more weeks of the white stuff...) but I CAN promise you the yummy citrus flavors in this easy Cuban Orange Mojito will quickly warm you up and have you dreaming of being poolside in that warm July sun.
The truth is...I was so excited to find this vintage Libby glassware the other day that I made mojitos just for the occasion! At a grand total of $4 for the sweet carafe and 4 high balls, I could not believe what a treasure i had scored:) In any case, I highly intend to try out every flavor of mojito I can possibly dream up in these suckers...and this first one did not disappoint!
Cuban Orange Mojito Recipe:
~ 2 tsp. Sugar
~ 1 oz Lime juice
~ 6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
~ 1-2 ounces of White Rum
~ 2 ounces of Orange Juice
~ Orange Slices
~ Lime Slices
~ Sparkling Water
In a small bowl, muddle fresh mint leaves, sugar and lime and then scoop into a cocktail glass.
Fill your glass with ice cubes and place fresh orange & lime slices inside.
Pour white rum into the cocktail glasses and then layer over your orange juice (fresh squeezed is best!).
Top with sparkling water and give it a quick stir.
Garnish with mint leaves & enjoy!