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MOJITOS

This is one of the most deliciously fresh and bright cocktails you can make, which is perfect in the summertime. We experimented the other night (well I did, my husband wasn’t interested in being adventurous lol) with different flavors and came up with some good ones! Orange basil, the original Lime Mint flavor and even a strawberry one… getting the freshest ingredients possible is key to perfecting these! If you’re hosting people this weekend and are stumped for clever cocktail ideas, set up a mojito bar! All you need is containers with wedges of limes, oranges, strawberries, etc… some sugar, mint and basil leaves, rum, club soda and a giant bucket of ice. That way people can create there own flavors and you don’t have to play bartender all night… just type up a couple cards with the instructions and let them make the mojitos themselves!

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For the original mojito: Combine 4 fresh squeezed lime wedges (half a lime), a big handful of mint leaves and 2 tsp sugar in the bottom of a tall glass. For the strawberry mojito, just add some fresh halved strawberries at this point. For the orange basil mojito: combine 4 wedges of squeezed fresh orange, a small handful of basil leaves and 2 tsp sugar  to the bottom of a tall glass. Muddle these to break up the leaves a little, mix in the sugar and finish juicing the pieces of lime and orange. If you don’t have a muddle, use the back of a spoon or the wrong side of a long wooden spoon.

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