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Kiwi Mint Mojitos

Kiwi Mint Mojitos

It’s time we start perfecting our Porch Sit game.  

A Porch Sit is a late-afternoon gathering of friends, neighbors, a dog or two, a guitar or harmonica (optional), overlapping conversations, and sweet cold cocktails.  

A Porch Sit is vital to summer, happy relationships, and good health.  They stretch on into the evening and usually coincide with snacks, some sort of pasta salad, and a small dose of half-whispered gossip.

Cocktails are only part of the equation.  Part but essential.   

Kiwi Mint Mojitos

It’s cocktail time.  

Start with the freshness:  limes, kiwi, crushed ice and lots of rum.  

White or golden rum for this recipe.  Wait, do they call it golden rum?  I hope so and they should.  

Kiwi Mint Mojitos

Fresh lime juice together with granulated sugar.  Stir stir stir until the sugar is dissolved.  This lime-based cocktail will be very tart so I like to add a good amount of sugar.  

Kiwi Mint Mojitos

Fresh lime and fresh kiwi into the lime and sugar.  

Up next?  Something I like to call the smash-muddle.  Using the back of a spoon of a muddler to press mint and kiwi flavor into the sweetened lime juice.  

Kiwi Mint Mojitos

Glasses prepared with loads of crushed ice, a lime wedge or two, a few kiwi slices, and big fragrant mint sprigs for each glass.  

The cocktail is stirred with ice and divided among the garnished glasses.  

Kiwi Mint Mojitos

Add a splash of soda to fizzy the drink and dilute the sweet lime.  

Consider serving with a heap of Roasted Tomato and Feta Guacamole and crisp tortilla chips.  Maybe on one of those sunny days when you’re playing hooky from a responsibility or two.  Not that you do that… but it wouldn’t be the worst thing.  

Kiwi Mint Mojitos
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Ingredients
  1. lots of crushed ice
  2. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice plus lime wedges for garnish
  3. 3-4 tablespoons super fine granulated sugar, depending on your sweet tooth
  4. 1 handful fresh mint leaves, plus large sprigs of mint to garnish
  5. 3 ripe kiwi, peeled and sliced into rounds
  6. 1 cup rum
  7. splash of club soda for each glass
Instructions
  1. In a large glass or cocktail shaker stir together lemon juice and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Add mint leaves and a few slices of kiwi and muddle until fruit and mint are crushed and fragrant.
  2. Add rum and a handful of crushed ice and stir until combined.
  3. Fill four small glasses with crushed ice. Add mint sprigs, kiwi slices and lime wedges to each glass.
  4. Divide the cocktail between the four glasses, top each glass with club soda. Add a straw and enjoy immediately.
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