It’s Summer, it’s hot. I can manage the Summer heat when it includes the flavors of mint and lime blended into a slushy, refreshing, easy to drink cocktail.
Blended Golden Mojito
Recipe from Bon Appetit
Sugar for coating rims of glasses
1 lime wedge
1 cup gold (not dark) rum
1/2 cup (generous) fresh lime juice
1/3 cup sugar or light agave nectar
4 to 5 cups ice cubes
12 fresh mint leaves plus 4 mint sprigs for garnish
Place enough sugar on a small plate to reach depth of 1/4 inch. Run lime wedge around rim of 4 martini glasses to moisten. Dip rims into sugar on plate. Blend rum, lime juice, and 1/3 cup sugar in blender until sugar dissolves. Add 4 cups ice; blend until slushy and almost smooth, adding up to 1 cup more ice, if desired. Add 12 mint leaves and blend until small green flecks appear. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs.
Note: For a crowd, you can triple the recipe and pour into a pitcher to store in your freezer for up to an hour.