Thursday, April 24, 2014

Handmade Citrus Lime Mojito

Around a month ago, we stopped at a liquor store and I checked out the clearance bin (DUH).  There was a large bottle of mojito for $10 (liquor included) so I jumped at it.  Turns out, the stuff is great!

Since then, I've been concocting fantastic cocktails at home using fresh ingredients.  Mike even took a stab at a mojito smoothie one weekend.  This Smirnoff mix is worth it, especially if it's on clearance!
Citrus Lime Mojito
One small finger-full of fresh mint
One clementine
Half of one lime
Coconut Water
Mojito mix
Place your mint, clementine, and lime in the bottom of a shaker.  Muddle with sugar if you would like to.  I used the end of a wooden spoon. 


Add a bit of coconut water (maybe 1/4 cup) and your mojito mix (whatever amount you prefer).  Also add about a 1/4 cup of crushed ice.  Close your shaker and SHAKE IT UP! 
Pour into a lowball glass with a bit of ice.  You could even salt or sugar the rim if you wouldl like to.  Garnish with some more fresh mint and ENJOY your fantastic summer drink that you made yourself at home!!

Our other variations of this drink have included:  leaving out the clementine, using fresh mango and a bit of milk and blending in a blender, adding or subtracting sugar, fresh lime or lime juice, and you could also add lemon juice as well. 
This drink is flexible depending on what you have in your refridgerator.  You could easily include any fruit and shake with any additional liquor that you would enjoy.  We have loved making our "craft cocktails" at home and enjoying them on the patio!  Let me know what you come up with!

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