August 4, 2015

Drinks With The Dews

We are not fancy drinkers over here at the Dew house. If you've been reading for a while you may remember my obsession with box wine at one point. We're normally craft beer drinkers and that's fine with me, I love to get down with a good ale.  But when my husband decided he wanted mojitos on the patio this weekend I got kind of excited.

We have an over abundance of fresh mint growing in our yard.  Like I could probably package it and sell it at the local farmers market.  We have THAT much.  I've never done much with it but we always comment on how we should make mojitos with it some day.  Enter Sunday.

I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever had a mojito before.  I know I have but I couldn't remember what it tasted like or what the ingredients were so that doesn't count. But I'm here to tell you this is the last recipe you'll ever need for mojitos.  It's simple, requires very few ingredients, and it's super delicious and refreshing for these hot summer days we've been having.

Immediately after having these I told Jimmy, "I have to blog this recipe!".  They are THAT good.  But be careful, one drink had me feeling it so they are dangerous!


  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • handful of ice
  • 1.5 oz white rum
  • 1/2 c soda water

Place mint leaves and one lime wedge in the bottom of a wide mouth glass.  Using a muddler crush the mint and lime {don't over crush or you'll get too many tiny pieces of mint when you're drinking}.  Add sugar and two more lime wedges and crush, again do not over muddle.  Fill the glass with ice and the rum over the ice.  Fill the rest of the glass with the soda water.  I don't know if this proper mojito protocol but I shook everything in a shaker glass because all the sugar settles at the bottom of the glass.  Pour it all back into your glass, garnish with the last lime wedge and a sprig of mint.  ENJOY!


  1. Mmmmm!!!! Thanks for sharing! We have mint outside too - can't wait to use it!

  2. It sounds good just because there was alcohol in it and I am well overdue for an adult beverage. However, I am not a mint fan, probably why I have never tried mojitos. I mean, was it minty like after you drank it you didn't want to eat anything because it just felt like you brushed your teeth? I am weird like that I won't even eat anything mint. I believe the reason I turned out like this was because I drank orange juice right after I brushed my teeth once... ruined me for life.