I started thinking mojito when we were at the supermarket this evening, but I forgot to buy limes. Come to find out, you can make a very tasty, mojito-like drink without them. A word of caution – they go down much too easily.
I muddled (using the handle of my wooden meat tenderizing mallet) a large sprig of mint with half of a lemon (cut into quarters), added ice, a generous shot of rum, 3 to 4 tablespoons of simple syrup (a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water, heated in the microwave just until the sugar dissolves), and enough sparkling water to fill the glass.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.