Tag Archives: mojito

friday at five :: joel-jito

mezcal mojito

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


  • 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


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}

campari mojito :: friday at five


Campari Mojito for One


  • 1/4 ounce (about 4 large sprigs) fresh mint, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 1/2 ounce Campari
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 to 4 ounces good tonic water, such as Fevertree or Q Tonic


  1. Place the mint sprigs in a large glass or cocktail shaker, and add the lime juice and rum. Muddle with a muddler or a wooden spoon for several minutes, crushing the mint and releasing its aroma. Add the Campari and a few cubes of ice, and shake or stir until well chilled.
  2. Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with crushed ice and squeeze a lime wedge over top. Pour in enough tonic water to fill the glass a quarter full, then pour in the strained Campari mixture. Garnish with a little more tonic water, the second lime wedge, and mint. Best with a straw!

{via theKitchn, check out the pitcher option … absolutely necessary}