Get Summer ready – Mojitos 

If the weather here in UK hasn’t given you serious summer vibes lately, I’m about to inject a bit of summer sunshine into your life with my very own tantalising mojito cocktail recipe! I don’t know what it is about summer or hot weather in general but it really gets me in the mood for a bit of a boozy cocktail and I’m not one that drinks alcohol very often! In fact alcohol is my least favourite beverage, for me its usually that stuff you whack out at special occasions and romantic meals, but cocktails have admittedly got me really excited for summer this year, and believe me, its fast approaching!

 So whether you’re barbecuing with family or friends, having a bonfire, garden party or simply just relaxing with a cocktail in hand then this one is for you, my fellow mojito lovers!

Ingredients

2 Limes (1 Sliced, 1 Juiced)

1 Level Dessert Spoon of Sugar

Handful of Fresh mint leaves

100-150ml Rum

500ml Tonic Water

250ml Lemonade

Method

Cut one whole lime into thin slices and throw into your jug. Juice a second lime and also add to the jug.

Next add the sugar and a handful of unchopped mint leaves to the jug and gently muddle. (You can muddle all the ingredients together by using the end of a baking roller.)

Once muddled you need to add your rum! The choice of rum is yours but I tend to go for appletons.

Finally finish by pouring your tonic water and lemonade into the mix and give it a good stir.

Leave your mojito to infuse in the fridge for a couple of hours, add some ice cubes and you’re ready for that refreshing summer cocktail fun!

xox

42 Comments

  1. Mummy Times Two June 28, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    These look like the perfect summer drink. I’ll have to make them next time we have guests!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk June 29, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Perfect for having guests over!

  2. nicol June 28, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    i love a mojito. it’s definitely my summer drink and i can’t get enough of it. great recipe!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk June 29, 2017 / 8:50 am

      I know its so refreshing in summer isn’t it!! Glad you enjoyed!

  3. Dannii June 29, 2017 / 11:21 am

    it’s not even lunchtime and I am already craving a mojito haha. It’s the perfect summer time cocktail!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk June 29, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Hahaha!! It really is and I love it!

  4. Lynne Harper June 29, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Yummy now your talking my kind of drink, this looks and sounds incredible, i will definitely be trying this out over the summer x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk June 29, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Awesome!! That’s what I love to hear!

  5. Mel June 29, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    What is summer without a mojito? That looks like a super tasty recipe

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk June 29, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Exactly!!!

  6. Afshan Nasim June 29, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    This looks amazingly refreshing. I wouldn’t add the rum and leave it a mocktail. Thanks for sharing!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk June 29, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Awesome!! I love that cocktails are so easily adjustable!

  7. Elizabeth June 29, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Mmmmm I could seriously use a mojito just now! Love your recipe and how simple it is, no need to faff about with making simple syrups!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:15 am

      Exactly it’s incredible and so refreshing!

  8. Stephanie Merry June 29, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Now this is my kind of drink! I love mojitos, especially in the summertime x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:15 am

      Yes!!! Glad you agree!!

  9. The London Mum June 29, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    My favourite cocktail! Delicious… perfect for the summer!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:15 am

      Absolutely!!

  10. Melanie June 29, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    mojito is one of my fav cocktails and this looks like a fab refreshing recipe – perfect for the summer season thanks 🙂 x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:16 am

      It really is perfect and so easy to make!

  11. Jenni June 30, 2017 / 11:33 am

    It looks really nice just minus the tonic water! My partner would like it on the other hand

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:17 am

      You don’t taste the tonic water much not with the added lemonade I hate tonic water!

  12. Ladies Pass It On June 30, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Who doesn’t love a mojito in summer!? There are so many ways to enjoy them now too – love this

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Right!?

  13. Steph June 30, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Looks very refreshing but I hate mint and rum. I always think I’ll try it again but I just can’t get on with them and stick to my gin and tonic.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 1, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Oh no!! I never use to like them but I think our tastebuds change over time!! I hate gin and tonics actually lol

  14. Dani July 1, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    These sound so yummy!
    They look lovely in a little milk bottle too 🙂

    Dani x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 2, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you!! I guess it does look like a milk bottle haha its huge though!

  15. Yaya July 1, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I’ve never made mojitos before, and this recipe is so simple. I tend to prefer them when the weather is really scorching hot, so on the day we get hot weather again I will certainly make a batch.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 2, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Awesome!! What I love is that they are so easy to make!!

  16. Deborah Nicholas July 2, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    oh i love mojito and will most def be making my own this summer!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 2, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Thats what I like to hear!!

  17. Courtney July 2, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I’d love to make one of these just to post on my Instagram tbh, I’m so into palmy/tropical vibes at the moment so this would fit right in (is that really sad?)

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 2, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Hahaha no its not sad at all tbh I’d do the same!! I’m loving the tropical vibes atm too!

  18. Lizzie July 6, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Mojitos are literally the best especially when the they’re so easy to make! Definitely refreshing for the on & off UK summer weather

    -http://www.lizzieoladunni.com

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 7, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Oh I agree!! How simple and delicious!!

  19. Jessica & James July 9, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Your photography alone had convinced me! Never made these at home before but it seems simple enough – we should defo get together and have a little BBQ cocktail party 😉

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 10, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      YES WE SHOULD!!! It has to happen!! Mojitos are the bomb and so simple!!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 12, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Oh yes!! See for whatever reason I use to hate them but now I can’t get enough!

  20. Lorena July 18, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Perfect for the weather here in Australia! 🙂

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk July 18, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Ohhh Aus!!! I so want to visit!

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