Refresh with a fruity Mojito Mocktail this summer. The sweet & tart flavor of rhubarb is paired with lime and mint, all submerged in sparkling water (& rum if you like).
It's sweet, sweet, summertime!
And in case you haven't noticed, I am absolutely LOVING it. Fresh summer fruit has made it into soo many of my recent recipes. Lately, I have been into rhubarb a lot (due to my brother-in-law generously sharing his bountiful harvest).
Apparently, I'm a little late to the game as it might be hard to find fresh rhubarb at the market or the store. That being said, the red and green stalks seem to be growing plentifully in Canadian gardens all summer long.
I even found a way to preserve rhubarb's fruity, deliciousness beyond summertime with this Rhubarb Simple Syrup from last week. It simply was begging to be made into my favorite summer cocktail/mocktail: The Mojito
Two years ago I was on a fruity mojito making and drinking roll (the non-alcoholic mocktail version) while we were staying on the beautiful and peaceful island of Bali. There were Maracuya, strawberr, and even a papaya version.
Today's mojito is even easier to prepare since the rhubarb syrup combines fruity flavor and sweetness. Once you have prepared the rhubarb syrup you just need to grab half a lime, some mint leaves, ice and sparkling water (and rum for an alcoholic version).
In almost no time you will have a delicious, fruity refreshment to cool you down on hot summer nights.
While we're on the topic of summer, tonight, we're leaving for Kelowna to visit my family. Located right by the Okanagan Lake, Kelowna (British Columbia) is the perfect place to spend summer. Not just because of the nearby refreshing lake but because it's just a beautiful, relaxing area.
Another reason why I love summer in Kelowna is all the wonderful fruit that grows in its orchards. I think we'll be just missing cherry season but we might be just in time to pick us some (juice dripping down your arms) peaches. Yes, they're really that juicy!
I am so excited to spend a week with my family and have them all meet baby Olivia for the first time. But first, there will be an 8-hour car ride with a 4-week-old infant. I'll spare you those details!
I am not sure which I am scared about more, the long car ride or flying alone with a baby at the end of that visit (Konrad will drive back home to Calgary before us)?
Anyway, if all goes well and we're all not having too much fun, I'll be back with another great recipe next week.
If you tried this delicious drink please share your thoughts with me! And, if you liked this recipe, or, you especially like rhubarb, then be sure to check out the following recipes:
Gluten-Free Rhubarb Crisp Recipe
Rhubarb Mojito Cocktail
- 7-10 fresh mint leaves 1 sprig for garnish
- ½ lime cut into 4 wedges
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ¼ cup rhubarb syrup
- 3 tablespoon white rum optional
- ½ cup sparkling water
- Place mint leaves in a glass together with 3 lime wedges. Muddle (handle of a wooden spoon works for me) mint and lime to release lime juice and mint oil. Add the rhubarb syrup to the glass.
- Fill the glass with ice and add optional rum. Fill the glass with sparkling water, stir (unless you like the layered look) and garnish with the remaining lime wedge and mint sprig.
Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It!
Anything with Mojito in the name will generally have me all over it! These look and sound so refreshing and your photos are speaking to me in ways I can't ignore! Hope you are enjoying your little vacation.
We had a wonderful time out with my family. I noticed a lot of mint growing in my moms garden. Mojitos would happen a lot more often if I lived closer 😉
Wow! Looks perfect for a summer day. Have you tried this recipe with Rhubarb DRY Soda? I love mixing cocktails and mocktails with all their flavors, but Rhubarb is a favorite.
I have never heard of DRY soda (maybe its not available in Canada?) but looking at the website, it sure looks good. I can totally see that rhubarb would be one of the best flavors. And I think it would be perfect for making mojitos (or other cocktails). Just add mint + lime + ice (+ rum). I might just have to go and make a cocktail right now...
Anna | One Prickly Pear
Hey, Regina! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award if you're interested in participating. Hope you are!
By the way, I know it's only 10:30am here, but I still would not mind at all having one of these mojitos in front of me right about now. They look amazing! 🙂
Thank you so much Anna. TBH I am not quite sure what the Liebster Award is but I will look into it.
And as long as it's summer, I think there is an excuse for refreshing drinks any time of day 😉