You might recall my post on frozen banana ‘ice cream’ where I mentioned that due to the chocolate mint plant that I have in my herb garden, I was going to do a series of recipes using the plant…and you might recall that my first recipe was not so great. Well, today I’ve got another chocolate mint recipe and it’s not a disaster…especially if you are a fan of mojitos and chocolate.

As I’m not a huge mojito drinker, ok I’ll admit I’ve never had a normal mojito and these were my first mojitos ever, so I decided to look elsewhere (other than my brain) for recipe inspiration. Enter Houseboat Eats and All Recipes. I decided to use the 2 recipes as a ‘base’ and work from there. Try it out and let me know what you think :-)

Chocolate Mint Mojito

*Adapted from Houseboat Eats and All Recipes

Makes 1 mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 – 2 oz light rum
  • 10-15 chocolate mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, juiced (keep the pulpy bits in the juice for extra flavour)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 oz club soda
  • lime wedge (optional) for garnish
  • ice cubes

What to Do:

  1. Place mint leaves and sugar into a highball glass and ‘muddle’ using the back of a spoon. Muddling is basically just crushing the leaves so that their oils mix in with the sugar.
  2. Pour a bit of lime juice and mix with muddled sugar & mint leaves
  3. Add ice cubes at least half way up the glass
  4. Pour rum, remaining lime juice and club soda into highball and give it a quick stir
  5. Add lime wedge and chocolate mint leaf for garnish and ENJOY!