The beautiful sunshine is finally upon us! There’s something about the warm weather that makes me crave a refreshing cocktail and there is nothing more refreshing than a mojito. Especially a pretty one. The Lavender Lemon Mojito is my favorite summer cocktail.
I’ve been testing my green thumb skills and started to keep a little herb garden in my backyard. The lavender and mint have been growing like wildfire. I’m a huge fan of lavender. It’s such a fragrant and relaxing herb. It’s known to be a great stress reliever and an aphrodisiac. Who knew? Since I am such a huge fan of the fragrant and relaxing herb why not infuse it into an already amazing drink.
I swear by fresh ingredients so you will absolutely need fresh lemon, lime, lavender, and mint to create this concoction and why not use fresh ingredients? You deserve it.
What time is it? Rum time! The Bacardí Limon Rum is absolutely necessary for a mojito. It goes down smooth and isn’t too strong which is perfect for hot summers. I usually purchase it at Stew Leonards or Costco.
I mean who does not want to share a good drink in good company? So, invite a friend over, sit back, relax and imagine yourselves on a tropical island where no one is yelling for mommy (or mami).
Check out the full recipe and directions below and enjoy! Cheers!
Para arriba! Para abajo! Para el centro y para dentro! Salud!
Lavender Mint Mojito
This delicious lavender lemon mojito is the perfect refreshing (and pretty) cocktail for summer.
- 1/4 C Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/2 C Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 Small Bunch of Mint
- 1 C Bacardi Lemon Rum
- 1/4 C Blueberries
- 3 Oz Club Soda
- 3/4 C Lavender Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup together
Add the rum, lime, and ice and shake, shake, shake
Pour everything into tumblers and top with club soda
Stir to mix it all together
Garnish with blueberries and lavender stems
For the Lavender Simple Syrup you will need 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of dried lavender. In a small pot, bring everything to a boil for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then let it all simmer for another 15-20 minutes. Strain the liquid into a bowl to remove the bits of lavender. Let cool and enjoy.