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|
|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