In the summer i love sitting out on my patio, curled back with a good book, and a refreshing Mojito...I actually grow my own mint leaves using container gardening, mint grows like crazy.. I have found lots of uses for mint, including mint in tea's as well as some fabulous recipes. At my local Starbucks I found these beautiful white and green ice cubes. These ice cubes make beautiful cocktail drinks...
10 mint leaves
2 tablespoons Agave nectar or sugar
2 oz white rum
8 oz club soda
You will also need a muddler, I found the one below at Bath Bed and Beyond for about $7.00.
Muddlers are kinda hard to find and the price can range from $4-$35. This one below I have seen as high as $35. So my advice is to shop around. and get one cause this little kitchen aid works well. I also used Agave instead of sugar, I think this makes the drink taste much better.
Start with about 10 mint leaves, mash them with the muddler just to release the mints juices.
Add 2 slices of thinly cut lime.
Add about a tablespoon or 2 of light Agave nectar, or sugar.
Muddle this a bit more, to juice the lime.
Add 4 more thin slices of lime.
One more tablespoon Agave or sugar.
Using your muddler again, to really juice the limes.
Add a shot of white rum, about 2 oz and pour over ice cubes.
Next fill the glass up with soda water
Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
ah! now you have the prefect mojito.