The Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink known for being very refreshing which is why it makes such a great beach drink. The Great Southern Café in Seaside, Florida, makes different variations of mojitos including strawberry, peach, mango, cherry, coconut, watermelon and pineapple guava. You should try them all before choosing your favorite. (We don’t recommend trying them all in the same day!) The classic mojito, however, is a bestseller at this popular Florida beach bar.
Don’t be intimidated by a mojito — crushing mint leaves and lime wedges together is as hard as it ever gets.
2 oz white rum (or flavored rum of choice)
1 oz simple syrup
5-6 large mint leaves
2 lime wedges
1/2 oz sweetened lime juice
Splash club soda
Thanks to Kristina Peele (30A Hot Spot award winner for Hottest Bartender!) and Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, FL, for sharing this terrific recipe. Cheers!