Tuesday, May 22, 2012


So we only had vodka and dark rum in stock at the Sodahls house, so instead of having miss Anna buy a whole bottle for 1 drink - we just decided tot make these virgin motijos :)  They still tasted very refreshing!!  This went really well with our Cinco de Mayo theme! 
8-10 large mint leaves
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 7 small limes)**a tip - buy a juicer! haha or a fork worked great too!
24-oz. bottle of sparkling water (like Perrier)

Finely chop the mint leaves. Place the chopped mint leaves in a bowl or non-reactive pitcher and press them with a pestle or the back of a spoon to release the oils. Add the sugar and press the mint leaves and sugar together with the back of a spoon. Add the lime juice and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy.

If you haven’t been mixing the mint and sugar in a pitcher, transfer to a glass or plastic pitcher. Right before serving, add the sparkling water and serve immediately over ice. Garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.

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