It’s time for a three-day weekend! Memorial Day is the day in which we remember the brave soldiers who died in active military service. It also marks the advent of summer, which we celebrate with cookouts, picnics and barbecues.
I can’t wait to kick off the season with a much-needed day off work. I’ll be relaxing outside with this Red, White + Blue Mojito. I like to make mine with fresh berries from the local farmers market and mint from the garden. And, as I do with my favorite mojito recipe, I also sneak in a little lemon juice for added flavor. I find this berry version quite succulent and refreshing. No matter what you’re drinking, be sure to raise your glass to honor of our fallen soldiers. // susannah
Click below to see the recipe for the Red, White + Blue Mojito!
Yields 1 cocktail
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- In a highball glass, add half the berries, lime juice, lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar. For a stronger citrus taste, add some of the lemon and lime rinds as well.
- Using a muddle stick, mash the mint, berries and sugar to release the berries' juices and the mint oils, and to dissolve the sugar into the citrus juice.
- Add rum and a generous amount of ice. Top with club soda.
- Garnish the glasses with fresh mint sprigs, slices of lime or a skewer of berries. Add additional club soda to glasses if you’d prefer a lighter drink.
You can substitute 1/2 to 1 ounce of simple syrup for the sugar, if you desire.
Adapted from Fashionably Bombed's 4th of July Mojito