Friday, July 4

happy fourth! | the classic mojito

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First and foremost, Happy Independence Day! The 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have such fond memories of spending time with family at the beach and watching fireworks. The forecast for today is less than stellar at the moment, we are expecting some rain later so our beach plans have been put on hold for the time being. 

Since it's Friday, and a holiday traditionally spent at the beach (for me), I wanted to share one of my favorite summer cocktails, the classic mojito. It's light and refreshing, easy to make, and it travels well too! You can make a pitcher and take it with you, if you're into that. 
classic mojito
classic mojito
classic mojito
classic mojito
The Classic Mojito
8 to 10 mint leaves
3 oz soda water / seltzer
1 tablespoon sugar
2 oz light rum
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)

In a glass or shaker add mint leaves, 1 oz of soda water, and sugar. Muddle together. Once sugar has dissolved add the remaining 2 oz soda water, rum, and lime juice. Stir or shake and pour over ice.

Again, Happy Fourth of July and have a great weekend!

6 comments :

  1. Yum! Mojito! My fave drink for any occasion <3

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  2. I love mojitos! Perfect summer drink.

    TRENDGALORE

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  3. Happy fourth, hope you ended up having a good one. The mojito looks great, it's just a shame I don't like them!

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  4. perfect drink for the fourth..and that first photo is beautiful

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  5. I love mojitos.. And it's timely since that's perfect for 4th of July. Hope you had a great holiday (:

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  6. Happy 4th july too hun, and I want a mojito too! Glad I clicked on your comment on ATLANTIC PACIFIC's blog and got led back here to yours. Your blog's pics and layouts are great too, keep it up! Just followed on GFC and bloglovin' <3 By the way, I just bought the new DIOR COUTURE EMBROIDERED SNEAKERS by Raf Simons! They are guaranteed to be the most provoking footwear I owned till date, please do tell me what you think, you seriously need to check them out! #DIOR

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