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AUNT JANET'S SPA MOJITO

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July 14, 2011
Author Notes

My sister in law just returned from a spa. After a day of activities like hiking, yoga, and "horse whispering", she indulged herself in a frozen mint lemonade. We both agreed that while it is a great recipe as is, it is so much better with a shot of good rum. - Waverly —Waverly

Test Kitchen Notes

Waverly's mojito is delicious and a snap to put together. I don't have a blender anymore so I made the lemonade in the morning and put it along with about a tablespoon of finely chopped mint in my ice cream maker for roughly 15 minutes till it got thick and slushy. I added the rum at the end and served it with a straw and a spoon. We did need to use more lemon juice (as she suggested), but that's a matter of taste. A combination of a great rum drink, lemonade and an " Icee," this was just what we needed at the end of a long 100 degree day. I definitely recommend it as an editors' pick. - drbabs —drbabs

  • Serves 1-2
Ingredients
  • For Lemonade:
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, seeds and pulp strained
  • 2 cups ice
  • For Frozen Mojito:
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup lemonade (recipe above)
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 -2 ounces good light rum
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Directions
  1. MAKE LEMONADE: In a small saucepan, heat the water and sugar over MEDIUM heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Pour into a pitcher. Add lemon juice and stir to combine. Add water and ice. Adjust the amount of water to your taste if you like. Refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes. Taste and add more lemon juice if it is too sweet.
  2. MAKE THE FROZEN MINT MOJITO: In a blender, combine 1/2 cup of the chilled lemonade. Add add, mint leaves, and rum. Blend. Garnish your glass with a sprig of mint and enjoy.
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Waverly used to be a lawyer and is now a mother 24/7. She has made a commitment to cooking for her family and absolutely loves it even when her family does not. She is teaching them, one meal at a time, to enjoy wholesome homemade food. She abhors processed food but recognizes its insidious nature and accepts the fact that her children will occasionally get some Skittles, Doritos, or the like. Her philosophy and hope is that if she teaches them well at home, they will prefer wholesome healthy foods when they go out into the world without her.