My Own Mock-jito

In that “create my own drink” mode again. Last time the result was a cranky apple/pom variation. This time I was looking for a way to use up the VAST QUANTITIES of mint. The results are a refreshing, “too early for the bar bell” mock-jito.

mockjito_smAssemble the following items:

  • A sturdy tumbler
  • Lemon-line soda
  • dash of either lemon juice or lime juice. OR even better a slice of lemon or lime
  • ice
  • mint leaves.

Take the following steps:

  1. Muddle the mint with a slice of fruit or a squirt of lemon juice (or lime juice) at the bottom of the tumbler.  Use the handle end of a wooden spoon if you don’t have a wooden muddler.
  2. Add lemon-lime soda and stir. No need to use sugar in the muddling as one would do with an actual mojito because the soda has sugar in it already.
  3. Add ice, stir briskly.
  4. Add bendy straw (cause ALL my drinks involve bendy straws)
  5. Drink.

If you’ve heard the bar bell (or imagined the bar bell. or figured the bar bell must have rung SOMEWHERE), switch from mock-jito to mojito and add rum to taste. Or vodka. Also to taste

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