Food Thoughts of a Chef Wannabe a fellow food blogger invited all her food blogging friends to add a drink recipe to her Thirsty Thursday Facebook post. I have been wanting to recreate the AWESOME sparkling mojito that my sister and I slightly overindulged on at Casa Marina while we were on our sister-sister vacay in Key West in May. I love a mojito and all of it’s minty refreshing goodness, but you know what makes me like a mojito even more??????? A sparkling mojito with Prosecco…….YUMMMMMMM………I’m thinking that at the end of this long day I will have one calling my name. DO NOT skip the simple syrup step. It is the key ingredient to take your mojito from good to GUUUUUUUUD!!!!
Minted simple syrup is a step that should not be skipped. This is the most authentic way of preparing mojitos like they do in the Caribbean.
- Minted Simple Syrup
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 1/2 cup Prosecco
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 20 mint leaves
- In a tall glass, pour in Minted Simple Syrup. Add mint leaves. Using a pestle, muddle mint leaves with syrup. Add crushed ice. Add rum. Squeeze lime into glass and add lime wedges. Add 1/2 cup Prosecco. Stir to combine.
- Bring 1 cup water to boil. Stir in sugar to dissolve. Turn off heat. Add mint leaves and steep for one hour or more. Strain out leaves into and pour in a glass container. Will keep for 2 weeks refrigerated.