Break the Ice with This Delicious Mojito

Summer is here, and whether you’re making a drink for one, two, or making them for a crowd, there’s nothing like the taste of a cool, refreshing Mojito.  Classically made by adding rum to a muddled mixture of sugar, lime and mint, the Mojito is always a popular summertime drink choice.  The Icebreaker Mojito puts a tangy spin on this classic by adding watermelon and pineapple, and it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.  Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

– 1/4 cup seedless watermelon cubes (1/2 inch in size)

– 1/4 cup pineapple cubes (1/2 inch in size)

– 1 lime, quartered into wedges, plus additional wedges for garnish

– Ice cubes

– 3 ounces or 3 shots white rum

– 1/2 cup pineapple juice

– Dash sugar cane syrup or simple syrup**

– Fresh mint sprigs (plenty for muddling, more for garnish)

Directions:

– Crush fresh mint, using a mortar and pestle* (if available)

– Spoon in watermelon cubes and pineapple cubes; crush

– Toss in lime quarters; crush to combine

– Add 1/2 cup of ice cubes, and the fruit/mint mixture in a cocktail shaker

– Add the rum, pineapple juice, and a dash of sugar cane syrup**; shake well to combine

– Divide between 2 standard cocktail glasses, garnish with lime and mint; enjoy!

(* If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, use a wide-mouthed glass and the back of a tablespoon to combine.)

(** To make sugar cane syrup or “simple syrup”: combine equal parts of sugar and water, bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves completely, cool to room temperature and refrigerate to use as needed.)

What to Serve with Icebreaker Mojitos

Because Mojitos originate from islands in the Gulf of Mexico, we suggest snacks or entrees with that flair to complement this drink’s sweet, tart flavor.  Here are some suggestions:

– Crispy fried plantain chips

– Papas Rellenas (these are fried potato balls filled with seasoned ground beef)

– Coconut lime shrimp (either as appetizers or part of your entrée served with rice)

– Paella (the salty and smoky flavor from the sausage and the sweet, flavorful seafood will blend perfectly)

– A Cuban-style sandwich (A simple pressed sandwich made with thinly sliced roast pork, serrano ham (both cold), thinly sliced Swiss cheese, sweet pickles and yellow mustard on buttered bread, pressed flat and grilled.)

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