Chocolate Mint Mojito


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!

About Laura

Victoria born and raised, Laura is a rare breed (or so she hears). Quirky and unique, she likes being in control but can also be quite lazy. It really is a wonderful combination. A newlywed and mum to a pampered puggle, Laura is in her late 20's and just trying to figure out how to do it all. When she figures it out, she'll be sure to write a post on it. [br][br] Combining her enjoyment of trying out new recipes and DIY projects with her love of telling people what to do, blogging seems to be the perfect solution. Oh and since her career area is financial, she might as well write a few things down about her financial struggles and joys.

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