...and the long hot summer evenings (which are few and far between in Belgium...the hot part anyway). Not just any mojito, though. A mojito made with a lot of TLC.
And Havana Club.
If the bartender hasn't put TLC into making my mojito, I can tell at the first sip and nothing is more disappointing.
I put a lot of TLC into this Blueberry Mojito. Paul said "don't quit your day job" (because it took me about 20 minutes to make it), but I was snapping photos in the process. I think he was pretty impressed with the end result. Dare I say, it was the best mojito I have ever had and I am a bit of an expert. Not to toot my own horn or anything.
a handful of fresh mint, divided
2 small tsp of cane sugar
2 shots rum (Havana, recommended)
a handful of blueberries, divided
2 1/2 limes (1 for each drink, 1/2 for garnish)
Layer mint, sugar, rum and blueberries into a glass. Muddle flavors together until berries are mostly smooshed and mint is a shade darker. Add the juice of one lime. Add ice. Top with Sparkling water and an additional squeeze of lime. Enjoy.
Try it without the booze for a refreshing summer beverage.
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