July 10, 2011 § 5 Comments
You know it is happy hour at our house when the pomegranate mojitos come out. I’ve made this recipe for the last few years. Most recently, I made this drink and took it to a 4th of July block party. It was gone before I could get a second one.
Most mojito’s are made by crushing the mint leaves in the glass. This is actually made by creating a mint simple syrup. This is the key to this recipe and on a good note…you won’t be walking around with mint leaves in your teeth.
Mint Simple Syrup
- 2 cups of fine granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 40 mint leaves
Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved. Let sit on stove top for about 20 minutes until syrup has cooled. Strain into a container. Chill. Will last a few weeks in fridge.
- 2 cups simple syrup
- 4 cups rum
- 4 cups pomegranate juice
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 ltr club soda
Combine all the ingredients above into pitcher or punch bowl. Add ice. Serve garnished with mint sprigs or lime slices and…Let the party begin.