Saturday, July 23, 2011

summertime & the livin' is easy; refreshing rasberry mint mojitos

The sun is beating down on the tri-state and it's blaring hot here in New Jersey. I made a summer cocktail to cool off. The mint is so refreshing in this blistering summer heat and the raspberries make for a sweet gorgeous drink. I made ice cubes with fresh raspberries and mint leaves to give my drink a special touch.

7  small mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
7  raspberries, plus extra to garnish
½  lime
1 tsp  sugar syrup (equal parts water & sugar brought to a boil and then cooled completly)
40 ml  medium-bodied rum,chilled
soda water, chilled

Larabee Dot Mojito Glasses, by kate spade.


1 In a mojito glass, add mint, lime, rasberries and sugar syrup, muddle gently.
(always put the mint in first, then your lime, followed by the raspberries and then the sugar syrup.)
2 Fill with ice, add rum and give the whole thing a good stir, lifting the mint up from the bottom and through the  drink.
3 Top with soda water and garnish with mint and a raspberry.

I use Tovolo Perfect Cube Silicone Ice Cube Trays. The silicone makes it a breeze to pop the beautiful cubes out without destroying them.

For a party, make a bunch of these cubes ahead of time and store them in a freezer bag in your freezer.

Vintage Glass Pink Elephant Stir Sticks, given to me by my Aunt Amy.

Vintage step ladder that I hand painted in high school.

Cool, refreshing and sweet, perfect for sipping by the pool! Cheers! xo Lizzie

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