How to make homemade mojito mix

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How to make homemade mojito mix
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Mojitos, a refreshing rum drink with lime and mint, are usually made to order. Having a container of homemade Mojito mix in the fridge makes it easy to pour a cold drink after a long day. These steps show you how to make homemade Mojito mix.

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Things you need

  • 6 Limes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • Seltzer
  • Rum

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  1. 1

    Cut limes in half and squeeze the juice into a container with a tight-fitting lid. Don't worry if the seeds fall in because the mixture will be strained before use.

    How to make homemade mojito mix
  2. 2

    Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water. Add to lime juice.

  3. 3

    Add 1 cup of washed fresh mint leaves. Reserve some of the leaves for garnish.

    How to make homemade mojito mix
  4. 4

    Crush the leaves with a few strokes of a wooden spoon.

  5. 5

    Put the lid on the container and shake vigorously.

  6. 6

    Use immediately, or refrigerate. This recipe is easily adapted for larger quantities by doubling the amounts.

  7. 7

    Make a Mojito by adding equal parts of the mix, strained, and rum in a glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer water and garnish with a couple of mint leaves and a wedge of lime.

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