I’m sure there are some that would say making a mojito in a blender is sacrilege, but when we’re camping, if it’s good, it’s golden. I firmly believe in putting the “campy” into camping, after all. And when any recipe involves our friggin’ awesome hand-crank blender, all the better – not to mention easier.
Besides, Blender Mojitos are actually delicious at home, too.
We enjoyed these refreshing numbers while basking in the sun over in Eastern Washington this past weekend. And if your garden is overflowing with mint like mine is, all the more reason for you to chop chop and enjoy, too!
(Obviously, we need to make them again soon so I can post a better picture.)
- Juice from 5 large limes
- Leaves from 5-6 sprigs mint
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 8 ounces rum
- Club soda
- Throw the mint leaves and the sugar into a pitcher. Smoosh it around a bit with a spoon to get a bit of the mint oil out of the leaves. Roll the limes on the counter to help release the juice, slice them in half, and squeeze into the pitcher. You can even press a spoon into the lime halves to eke out every last bit of juice, if you want.
- Now the most important step: ADD THE RUM! 🙂
- Next: If you’re camping and your guy is waiting outside with the awesome hand-crank blender at the ready, take the pitcher outside for the next step. Or you can do this with your blender inside, too.
- Fill the blender with 4-5 cups of ice cubes. Pour half the mojito mixture in, and blend on a low speed for 5-10 seconds, just until the mint has been chopped and the ice is a little smaller.
- Divide the mixture between two large glasses, top with club soda to taste. Pour the second half in the blender, and do it again.
- Now just drop straws in, pass ’em out, and let the party begin!