Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer is Almost Here and Siren Surf Adventures is Getting Ready to Celebrate with Raspberry Mojitos

That's right, summer is ALMOST here and we are already dreaming of cooling off with one of my most favorite cock-a-tails ever, the Mojito. This summer we are jazzing it up a bit, and we have been experimenting with different, delicious fruits in season so that there is no way one can possibly get bored with the Mojito. Being the daughter of a Cubana Mamma, I know a good authentic Mojito, and as any good Cubana should or would, I will share the secrets to this delightful summer specialty!

Here's what you'll need:

Start with a good quality silver rum. Bacardi is the OG. But I also love picking up different rums from my travels in Central America and the Caribbean and giving those a try.

Lots of fresh mint straight from the garden. (Mint is easy to grow and will take over. It is a good idea to plant it in it's own pot)

Fresh Key Limes. Not Persian Limes, Key Limes. They have way more juice and are sweeter.

Sugar in the raw or simple syrup. (You can make your own simple syrup at home- just equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil then cool)

Fresh Raspberries

Soda water (or Sprite if you like a little sweeter drink)

Now:

In a classic mojito glass muddle together the juice of 2 limes with the rind, 2 tablespoons sugar or a shot of simple syrup, 3 or 4 sprigs of mint, and 3 or 4 raspberries.

Add lots of ice

Pour 2 shots of rum

Shake or stir together then top with a splash of soda water

Now go for an afternoon stand up paddle, come home and fire up the grill while you sip your summer rasberry mojito! Enjoy!

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