6 recipes for National Mojito Day

Did you know National Mojito Day is Saturday? Because what better way to combat the summer heat than drinking a few very cold cocktails — you'd think somebody actually planned these things. Of course, you probably don't need an excuse to lift a celebratory cocktail. For some of us, everyday is National Mojito Day. As it should be.

To celebrate, we've compiled six of our favorite recipes. Beyond the traditional libation -- fresh mint muddled with lime juice, sugar, rum and perhaps a splash of soda -- we've got some fun ideas if you want to get a little fancy -- add fresh strawberries, blackberries, watermelon or more. Because why not?


To get in the mood, here's a recipe for a pineapple mojito that takes all of five minutes to prepare. Cheers.


Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
Note: From Table 8.

6 ice cubes
2 tablespoons diced fresh pineapple
2 ounces white Bacardi rum
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
2 teaspoons sugar or to taste

1. Place the ice and pineapple in a cocktail shaker and pour the rum, lime juice and pineapple juice over. Add the sugar.

2. Shake to combine; chill. Pour the mixture into a tall, narrow glass and serve immediately.

Each serving: 196 calories; 0 protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium.

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