You remember the kids visit? Where we tried a different cocktail every night? Usually, Sunday nights are our cocktail nights. Connie gets out his drink cookbooks and hunts for something new and different. Or, sometimes one of us will be hungry for an old faithful. A lemon drop. Or, Clegg's margaritas. No experimenting. Just relax and enjoy something we know we love. So it was to be the evening we had mojitos. An old faithful. Well, Matt wasn't having any of that! There were three kinds of mint in the herb garden and we needed to try each and have a mint-off. Ok, fine. Sounds like fun to me. So, we made three kinds of mojitos. One with peppermint. One with spearmint. And, one with chocolate mint. When all was said and done, the chocolate mint won hands down. It was softer. Played better with the other ingredients. All five of us agreed. Therefore, in the future, chocolate mint it is. Whether it's proper or not :-)
Chocolate Mint Mojitos
2 parts rum
juice of 1/2 lime
1 part simple syrup
8 chcocolate mint leaves
club soda to taste
1 spring chocolate mint sprig for garnish
Muddle the mint leaves with the lime and simple syrup.
Really, it doesn't always take a committee to make the drinks. But, it's a lot more fun!
Pour in the rum. Shake in a cocktail mixer with ice until thoroughly chilled. Pour into glasses and top with club soda to taste. Garnish with a mint sprig.
And, serve with a smile!