recipes for Mojitos out there and a lot of methods for making and drinking them. Feel free to share your tips and tricks in the comments section. This is the way I like to do it.
this recipe makes one 16 ounce drink with ice
crushed ice in two additions
6-8 mint leaves (I like to tear the leaves before placing them in the glass)
2 ounces Rhubarb simple syrup
one squeeze of fresh lime juice from a small slice
2 ounces white rum
3 ounces club soda
*Disclaimer- I am a huge lightweight, adjust recipe to your preferences.
In a 16 ounce glass place a small handful of crushed ice (I use my blender to crush the ice), mint leaves, and rhubarb syrup. Using a muddler crush the ice with the mint until the mint is broken into small pieces. Sometime I actually use scissors to cut the mint into fine ribbons before placing it in the glass. This is probably not an acceptable method in the bar tending world, but I am not crazy about sucking up large pieces of mint. Add lime juice (go ahead and toss in the whole slice of lime if you like), rum, and club soda. Mix, taste, and adjust flavors to your liking. Fill the remainder of the glass with crushed ice. Mix with a straw until flavors are combined.
Alternate method: If you don't have a muddler you can place the small handful of ice, mint leaves, and rhubarb syrup in a blender, use the ice chop setting to break up the mint. You will have finer pieces of mint and most likely your drink will be a little muddier in color as the mint will discolor the syrup. It will still taste the same. Dump the contents of the blender into your glass and continue with the recipe above.