Several years ago, we fell in love with mojitos! They transport us to a tropical island, so are usually a summertime dalliance for us. We like to invite over a couple friends and relax on the deck, gazing at our verdant garden.

Lately, we adjusted our way of making them to a simpler, more user friendly version, thus allowing the bartender to get into the party too and not to just be the mixer!

We make a super-strong spearmint syrup instead of mulling the sugar and mint leaves. This cuts down on the work by a ton. So, feel free to give this new way a try and see yet another way to enjoy infusions. This version is pretty strong - you can make it a mocktail by simply omitting the rum.

Ice cubes
1-1/2 shots of spearmint syrup
1-1/2 shots of light rum
Juice of 1/2 lime
Lots of ice
Top off with Club Soda or Tonic Water
Spearmint leaves for decor


Make a strong Spearmint Simple Syrup Infusion by dissolving 1 cup of white sugar in 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, add a handful of fresh spearmint leaves and let steep, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain off leaves. Chill.

Get out a favorite glass and fill with ice cubes.Add your shot and a half of rum.

Pour in your Spearmint Syrup.

Squeeze in your lime juice.

Add your choice of bubbly water.

Give a stir and drop in the mint leaves.

Take it along on a walk through your herb garden!


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