Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bobby Flay Mojitos

Today is Celebrity Cook-Along Day hosted by Lynn at Happier Than A Pig In Mud.  The featured chef this month is Bobby Flay.  Lynn had posted a wonderful rib eye with a chipotle honey glaze....that was what I had my mind set to make.  I still will make it but it will have to be a future post.

Since the mint has been wonderful this year, I have been "playing" with mojito recipes!  We tried out Bobby's recipe this week.  It was pretty good but a thought that a hint more lime and sugar would be nice.  Below is the recipe with the increases that I made.



Mojitos

Serves 4

4 tsp superfine sugar or simple syrup (I used 1 1/2 Tablespoon of simple syrup per glass.)
8 sprigs fresh mint
1 lime, quartered (I added/squeezed another lime quarter to top it off.)
1 cup light rum
Ice
1 liter club soda

Combine 1 tsp sugar and 2 mint sprigs in each of 4 tall (highball) glasses.  Using the back of a spoon, mash the mint leaves into the sugar.  Squeeze 1 lime quarter into each glass, then pour in 1/4 cup rum.  Add ice cubes and top off with club soda.  Serve immediately.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


The drinks were refreshing and I would make them again....
probably to go with the rib eye which is next on my list!

I am also participating in Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum.

20 comments:

  1. I have been working at my desk all day...that mojito looks mighty refreshing!!!

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  2. Hey Kate, I've always wanted to try a mojito!
    I'm playing along with Happier a Pig in Mud and I have a cookbook giveaway.
    I'm visiting from Foodie Friday.
    Hope you can visit LazyonLoblolly.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  3. I just tried my first mojito about a year and a half ago. I don't know what took me so long, they're one of my favourite mixed drinks now. Definitely nice and refreshing for these hot summer days.

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  4. love the green of all the mint and the lime....Everything is better with a little lime...

    Hugs to ya

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  5. Hmmmmnnnn...I think this is really great.I would love to enjoy your Mojitos..haven't tasted one yet...looks adorable and refreshing!

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  6. Nice shot. Bev's a big fan of mojitos.

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  7. It has been so steamy lately it reminds me of Cuba and mojitos!

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  8. Darn...I wish I would have picked that recipe to make! I have mint taking over a corner of the house!!!! I'm going to have to start pulling it out & when I do, THIS will be on the menu for sure.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos & the recipe.
    fondly,
    Rett

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  9. Mojitos are a great use for happy mint plants! Your drink looks very refreshing Kate! Thanks so much for playing along:@)

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  10. There isn't a drink more suited to summer than a mojito. My mint is thriving too so I have plenty on hand for a lovely cocktail. Beautiful photos, Kate.

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  11. What a pretty drink you made. Sounds delicious...I generally like anything with rum.
    xo bj

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  12. That mojito looks so darn good. It may have to be this Friday afternoon's drink. I have made them before. I used mango flavored rum and they were delicious.

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  13. So refreshing on a hot summer evening.

    I'm hosting an ice cream social this weekend. I hope to see you there.

    Have a great weekend! CHEERS! La

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  14. Really beautiful - it sounds delicious - infact I could do with one now!
    Mary

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  15. Great looking mojito! Very refreshing and cool. I'd love one!

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  16. We love mojitos, they're a perfect summer drink.

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  17. Haven't tried too many mojitos, more of a G&T girl myself, but this recipe sounds and looks amazing so will try it soon.
    It would probably go really well with Bobby F's chicken paillard.
    Chin chin!
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

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