Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Fling Mojitos

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe here. Exactly a month actually, and I am sorry for that. Since this page is a secondary hobby, I let my work here go, that way I could keep up with my regularly scheduled blog.  So, now that things have found a rhythm, I can once again, get you on the road to learning What a Beebs Eats!

Spring is quickly approaching; in fact, our temps here have recently soared to the lower 80’s. It is the exact time of year that I generally put away the whiskey (for winter) for my occasional “adult beverage” on the weekends, and bring out the Bacardi (for summer).  I like change, and I LOVE to try new things, and last year I tried a cucumber mint mojito. I am normally no big fan of cucumber myself. I will eat it on a salad, but I never crave it. Until I had this drink that is.  It is refreshing, tasty, and totally unexpected. I know some are making that eww! gross! face, but don’t knock it till you try it. In fact, I may need to make sure I have the ingredients on hand this weekend.  I’m sure there are drink mixes you can buy in your local mega mart, but the home made versions are better. 


1 lime, quartered
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 slices cucumber
6 cubes ice, or as needed
2 ounces white rum (such as Bacardi®)
4 fluid ounces club soda
Squeeze the lime quarters into a highball glass, and drop the limes into the glass. Add the mint leaves and sugar. Muddle well with the back of a spoon or with a muddler. Place the cucumber slices into the glass, and fill with ice cubes. Pour in the rum, then top off with club soda. Stir gently and serve.

*If you would prefer a sweeter version of this (I usually do) you can use Sprite or Sprite Zero in place of the club soda. Yum!!