Ohhh, the weekend is hours away and a frosty cold one is in order! I've got a ton of mint popping up in my garden and need to use some of it so I thought a mojito of some sort would be a fresh and delicious way to kick off the weekend. You can make a mojito from almost anything but the basics are always rum, mint, and club soda. Add the pomegranate juice and you've also got some good for you antioxidants in there, too:) Cheers to the weekend! Have a great one!
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
12 mint leaves
3 teaspoons sugar
2 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 ounces light rum (you can substitute vodka if you like)
Lime wedge for garnish
Chill two glasses. Put the mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the sugar. Use a wooden spoon to muddle (bruise) the mint and release the oils into the sugar. Add rum, pomegranate juice, lime juice. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled. Put mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. Add ice. Strain the cocktail over the ice. Top with club soda for a little sparkle. Garnish with lime.
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