Jammin’ Mojitos

Food & Drink August 13th, 2013

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To celebrate National Rum Day on Friday we’re making mojitos! And who did we turn to for help? Sallie’s Greatest, of course! Check out three of Sallie’s classic Mojito recipes for a drink that really packs a flavorful punch…

PEACH + MINT MOJITO

1 oz. lemon or lime juice
1 oz. Sallie’s Greatest Peach + Mint Jam
15 fresh mint leaves
1.5 oz. rum
Club soda

Muddle lemon/lime juice, jam and mint leaves. Add rum and stir with crushed ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with slice of fresh peach and sprig of fresh mint if desired.

BLUEBERRY + LAVENDER MOJITO

1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. Sallie’s Greatest Blueberry + Lavender Jam
15 fresh mint leaves
1.5 oz. rum
Club soda

Muddle lime juice, jam and mint leaves. Add rum and stir with crushed ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a few blueberries and sprig of fresh mint.

STRAWBERRY + BASIL MOJITO

1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. Sallie’s Greatest Strawberry + Basil Jam
6 – 8  fresh basil leaves
1.5 oz. rum
Club soda

Muddle the lemon juice, jam, and basil leaves. Add rum, crushed ice and stir. Top with Club Soda. Garnish with fresh strawberry and a sprig of basil if desired.

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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