Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lo's Mojitos and Tangerine Dreams


Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktail, they're refreshing, sweet, and oh so satisfying. My version is slightly different than what you would find in a typical bar setting as I use diet 7up instead of club soda, but my friends, the difference is in the details. You'll be a believer after one sip.  The Tangerine Dream is very similar except instead of Key Limes I use tangerines and leave out the simple syrup, I'd say they're equally delicious. Cheers!
 
Mojito
 
Ingredients:  
  • 3 Limes (key limes taste best)
  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 1.5 Ounces Light Rum
  • Ice
  • Diet Lemon/Lime Soda
  • Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar/water boiled together until they thicken into a syrup)
 
Directions:
 
  • Muddle mint leaves in the bottom of glass
  • Juice the limes and pour into glass
  • Pour in Rum
  • Fill glass with Soda
  • Add Simple Syrup to taste
  • Add ice
  • Serve

Lo’s Tangerine Dream

Substitute limes for tangerines and follow Mojito recipe, depending on sweetness of tangerines, syrup may not be needed.