MOJITO #Recipe from The Perfect Mix #TuesdayTip

badboysadfront200THE PERFECT MIX will be available in mid-February, but you can also pre-order the Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed set which contains my book as well as six other fabulous novels by my friends Sophia Knightly, Tawny Weber, Nina Bruhns, Susan Hatler, Virna DePaul, and Kristin Miller!

As I’ve mentioned, the heroine in my book, Bianca, is a chef who is renovating a restaurant with her two best friends. The restaurant will have a Cuban theme and you can’t have a Cuban place without mojitos!

Mojitos are your typical Cuban cocktail and quite tasty. Plus, you can vary the taste by making them with flavored rums. It’s a light and refreshing cocktail and a little dangerous because it’s easy to forget that it’s got alcohol in it! Now the typical mojito is made with muddled mint leaves, but I HATE mint, so I usually leave it out. But for now, here’s the recipe for a mojito.

Mojito #Recipe

mojitoMaking a symple syrup

2 parts sugar
1 part water

Boil for about five minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
Cool and store in the fridge.

The Mojito Cocktail

2 oz simple syrup
2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
4 oz club soda
Mint leaves
Lime for garnish

Place the mint leaves in a glass together with the simple syrup. Muddle the two together. That means, mush the mint leaves with something. Add the rum and lime juice. Put a cocktail shaker up top and shake! Pour into a tall glass and add the club soda and ice. Garnish with the lime and a fresh sprig of mint.

As I mentioned, you can change out the white rum with a mango rum, coconut rum or any other flavored rum that you’d like to try.

Have a great one!