Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blended Golden Mojito

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
Serves 4
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.


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47 comments:

Pam said...

This is going to be tomorrow nights TGIF cocktail!

Lori said...

Beautiful drink. I just love dark rum. It has so much flavor and I am huge fan of spiced rum as well.

Julie said...

Beautiful cocktail. I've never made a mojito with rum.

Recipe for Delicious said...

It's 8:30 in the morning here and pouring rain, but somehow I still really want one of those!

Vrinda said...

This is my fav summer cocktail..lov it

TKW said...

Gorgeous, as always! I love me a good mojito!

Pierce said...

VERY nice presentation.......I think I need to move into town and be closer to your home...could you see me coming by and asking to "borrow" a cuppa mojito!

Pam said...

Great cocktail! I love mojito's but have never had this version. A must try!!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

What time do you want me for cocktails?

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never had a Mojito and I need to fix that! It certainly does sound refreshing with the mint leaves and ice!

Koek! said...

LOVE a mijito... Even in winter! (It's winter here in SA).
Robyn

We Are Not Martha said...

My boyfriend and I are moving into a new apt. next week and one of our goals is to make more cocktails (I know, such lofty aspirations). This will definitely be added to the list... It looks amazing!

Sues

Jen_from_NJ said...

I am on vacation this week and think that I deserve this cocktail - I love the lime and mint combination!

Karen Harris said...

Hey, I want to party with you! Great recipe.

Hungry Dog said...

Without a doubt, you post the best cocktails!! Wish I were your neighbor and could stop by for one of these on a hot afternoon.

buffalodick said...

Good lookin' booze!

RamblingTart said...

I love that you added agave to this instead of sugar, Velva! :-) Mmm, mojitos are my favorite summer drink. :-)

Laura in Paris said...

Great shot! Feels I could have a sip if I tried to tretch my arm!

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

Ooh, that looks so refreshing!

Ana Powell said...

I am imagining myself having your awesome mojito over the weekend.
Very refreshing and deliciously boozy ♥

Marguerite said...

Great twist on a Mojito! I could use one of those, right now! Cheers!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Woo hoo girl.. those look delicious!!

Cook with Madin said...

I love the way you made this drink, blended. I can have it right now.

Sandi said...

that is a great looking cocktail Velva!! I could definitely have many of those....LOL!!

Chris said...

What an inviting summery drink! I'll need this tomorrow when we hit 102f.

grace said...

first of all, mojito is such a fun word to say--you can get really silly with it! secondly, it's DELICIOUS and oh-so-refreshing! yours is particularly pretty, too. :)

Ann said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm....that looks really great! i think i need one for tonight...since its friday lol

Barbara said...

Well Velva, this is one drink I'm ahead of you! Se make them so often I even have a muddler! Of course, it helps that I live in Florida too.

Apples and Butter said...

I am adjusting to the heat and humidity of New York and blended, frozen and drink are words that are music to my ears.

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I adore mojitos, but I've never had a blended version. Your recipe looks and sounds amazing :)

Kim said...

After a few of these I probably wouldn't care how hot it was outside :) They look delicious!

Eliana said...

I'm dreaming of myself holding one of thse beauties when I get out of work today.

Raina said...

That looks so refreshing! I really could use one:)

Mojito Social Club said...

Looks great. You´re right, that´s the perfect Summer drink. Cheers!

Paula said...

Those look so refreshing -- the perfect drink for a 108 degree heat index!! Your Wordless Wednesday is very compelling too - that lighting on the leaves is gorgeous!

Sage said...

Perfection! I want of of those.
Rita

Design Wine and Dine said...

This hands down has been my favorite drink of the summer! We made them AGAIN last night as we have an endless supply of mint in the garden. I must say... ours don't look quite as pretty as yours! We'll try this recipe next for sure, thanks!

Stella said...

Ooh, I need to make some mint syrup. I'm with the last commenter, Velva. This type of drink with lime and mint is the best in summer. Or anytime! Yours is pretty too!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Here I am making soups and living under overcast skies. Heat? I live in California! No matter what the temps are, our TGIF cocktail hour has become a tradition. This is a nice version of a mojito. I hope you find some cool relief soon.

Katie said...

It's a cold winter's day here in Argentina, and I most likely wouldn't be able to find the ingredients for your drink; however, that doesn't stop me from dreaming about it! I bet this tastes so cool and refreshing. I'll have to indulge the next time I'm in the States.

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Greetings from Necochea, Argentina!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Mmm, looks lovely! I really like the idea of using agave nectar. I had never even considered that! Have a great weekend!

Mags said...

Going on a rum run...I have everything else for this, including the agave nectar!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well now, that's a recipe!!! Too fun-enjoy!

susan said...

This is my first visit here and will not be my last! Your recipes and photographs are wonderful (I've been reading older posts too)! I think anything looks good in a pretty martini glass! Thanks for dropping by!

Angie's Recipes said...

What an awesome golden mojito!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Great job with this mojito.

The Japanese Redneck said...

A nice looking cocktail!

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