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Mojitos

7
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7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This traditional Cuban cocktail is bright and refreshing, the perfect antidote to a sweltering summer day. We saved time by using frozen limeade for the base, but we’ve added freshly squeezed lime juice and mint leaves for an infusion of authentic flavor. It served over lots of ice and finished with seltzer for those refreshing bubbles. When choosing fresh mint, look for leaves that are bright green with crisp leaves and no signs of wilting. Note that peppermint has a bolder, more pungent flavor than milder-flavored spearmint. For a Rosy Mojito, swap thawed frozen cranberry juice concentrate for the limeade.

Ingredients

frozen limeade concentrate

12 oz, thawed

mint leaves

1 cup(s), fresh, chopped (plus extra for garnish)

fresh lime(s)

3 medium, squeeze 2 Tbsp juice and cut 8 wedges for garnish

ice cube(s)

4 cup(s), crushed

rum

8 fl oz, light-variety (white or silver rum; 1 cup)

seltzer

16 fl oz, cold

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine limeade concentrate, mint leaves, and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours for mint to infuse its flavor; strain to remove any solids.
  2. When ready to serve, run a mint leaf around rim of each glass; fill each glass about halfway with ice. To each glass, add 1 ounce rum, 1 1/2 ounces limeade mixture, and 1/4 cup seltzer. Stir in several mint leaves and garnish with lime wedge. Yields 1 drink per serving.

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