Tuesday, April 26, 2011

drinks from the garden!

remember this -
yes, a little tiny mint plant that grew out of it's cute pot within the first week of being planted.... and then there was this -
after moving to a new, and much larger pot, the mint has already completely filled out and has just been cut for the first time. and what else would i ever cut up a mint plant for... a mojito, of course!
i wanted to make a simple syrup that was infused with mint, so i heated one cup of water and one cup of sugar until the sugar was completely dissolved, and the liquid was clear. then i added a handful of mint leaves and let it steep for about 30 minutes. strain the mint leaves out and store in a container... and you have yourself a homemade mint infused simple syrup.
mix your syrup with a handful of crushed mint leaves, add your rum, half the juice of a lime, and some ice.... and you have a mojito that tastes unbelievable!


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