Regardless of your age, everyone is looking forward to a little break in the Spring. In college, you’re lucky, and you get an entire week off from responsibilities. Sadly, life after college doesn’t always work out that way. Whether you’re spending an entire week on the beach in the sand or simply trying to enjoy the one day you have off on your back porch, it always helps to have a good refreshment to cool you down.
This will be the first in a series of posts we’ll do for this month. As the weather starts to get warmer and we all finally come out of our shells to enjoy the sunshine, we at Vodka for Breakfast want to make sure that your bar is stocked with all of the essentials.
The first drink in the series is the Mojito! Traditionally served in a highball glass, this cocktail is always a good bet to be able to cool you down on a hot day.
8 mint leaves (give or take a few, ultimately this is what’s going to determine just how minty your mojito will be)
2 oz. white rum
1 oz. simple syrup
½ oz. lime juice
2 oz. sparkling water
Step 1: Muddle your mint leaves in a strong mixing glass. Be careful to make sure the glass you use is thick enough — broken glass is not a primary ingredient in your mojito!
Step 1a: In your shaker, mix together all of your liquids. Some people like to wait to add their rum until after they’ve poured the drink, this is ultimately a personal decision.
Step 2: Fill your highball glass with ice and your mint leaves, then pour your drink! Feel free to add fresh mint as a garnish. At this point, you also may consider adding a little bit of sparkling water. We prefer San Pellegrino, but any sparkling water or even club soda will do. No more than 2 ounces.
Congratulations! You’re ready to sit in the sun and cool off with a nice, refreshing mojito.
Stay tuned for the next post in our Spring Break series!