June 16, 2009


A friend recently let us help weed her garden... we took home 2 plastic grocery bags of mint! When you have lemons make lemonade; when you have mint make a mojito!

Serving Size: 1

5 fresh mint leaves
1 T. lime juice
1 T. light agave nectar
2 oz. light rum
4 oz. sparkling water
2 ice cubes

Put the mint leaves, lime juice, and agave nectar in a glass. "Muddle" the mint - a.k.a. mash the mint a little with the back a big wooden spoon or something. Stir in the rum and sparkling water. Add two ice cubes. If you're trying to impress someone, garnish it with a slice of lime.

We hung the rest of the mint up to dry. When everything was dry, we pulled the leaves from the stems. We'll be drinking mint tea all winter!


  1. This is one of my favorite drinks! You can bet Tom and I have enough mint to make a bunch of our own.

    wooooh. Perfect for summer.

  2. One suggestion to turn a really good Mojito into a Fabulous one other than using a really good rum:

    Substitute a good champagne for the sparkling water...

  3. ohhhh... that's clever! i'll have to try it!