Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ok, so it isn't perfect nutrition

I made my first ever mojito.

Meld together 15 mint leaves with 2-4 tsps of sugar and the juice of 1/2 lime. Fill a tall, skinny glass with ice. Stir in 1.5 ounces rum and 7 ounces of club soda.


The mojito was good, but next time I will try to make a simple sugar mixture instead of using straight sugar. Hmmm....I wonder how well splenda would work?


Webgrl said...

if u use splenda and the bacardi 0 stuff it would be super diet friendly i bet:)

hi!monkey said...

no no no!!! don't use simple sugar! you need to muddle the sugar (or granular sugar substitute of your choice) together in order to get the minty goodness released from the leaves.

an alcohol-free mojito is delicious, refreshing and a great replacement for diet beverages. i have been known to cut back on the lime a bit, eliminate the sweetener and pour the concoction over crushed ice to accompany me at poolside. don't take my word for it, give it a try!

Regina said...

The second time I made the mojito (pre-hi monkey's comment) I used a simple syrup. It was a sweeter mojito, like I get in the bars, but it didn't have any of the great mint flavor. Maybe 1/2 & 1/2 next time?

Alex Dukatis said...

Mint is not a nutrition, mint function is to refresh the body, boost metabolism, and kill the gems in the body, Mint drink is always very good idea. enjoy.