friday at five :: joel-jito

mezcal mojito

A new twist :: with vodka. The perfect refreshing palate cleanser.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups mint simple syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 cup vodka, chilled
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 large limes)
  • 1 cup club soda, chilled
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • Mint Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packed cup fresh mint leaves


PREPARATION

In a pitcher, combine the simple syrup, vodka, lime juice, and club soda. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

Mint Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, and mint leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using, pressing on the mint leaves to extract as much syrup as possible.

{via Food Network; and via the funny guy from Lamar}

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