This past weekend was a weekend of good drinks! On Friday and Saturday we wore our big hats and broke out the mint juleps - a cocktail heavy with mint and bourbon buried under a pile of crushed ice. On Sunday we recovered from our mint juleps and on Monday we raised our margarita glasses and recalled the last bits of 7th grade spanish class for Cinco de Mayo - Ole! I thought to myself - what can be done with leftover mint and leftover limes? Mojitos! This cocktail pulls from the south not with whiskey but with sweet tea crushed ice and still begs lips to pucker with a noted lime punch. I love the bold mint sprig garnish because it's this cocktail's very own flashy derby hat. Cheers!
Sweet Tea Mojito
2 cups Sweet Tea, frozen into ice cube trays
3oz Light Rum
1 oz Mint-Lime Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Large Sprig of Mint
1. Combine mint-lime simple syrup and light rum in the bottom of a glass
2. Crush up sweet tea ice cubes in a food processor of blender and fill the rest of the glass
3. Garnish with a large sprig of fresh mint - enjoy!
Mint-Lime Simple Syrup: Combine 1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup sugar, zest of 1 lime and a 4-5 mint leaves in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature before assembling cocktail