Lavender Lemon Mojito - Lavender is good for more than just making things smell good. Muddle some into this lemony spin on a traditional mojito!
I'm sure that you guys have figured out by now that I love me a mojito. Rum is such a crowd-pleaser, and there are tons of ways to mix up this traditional cocktail. With Cinco de Mayo coming tomorrow, what better time to do one more mojito remix? Bring on the lavender lemon mojito-fueled festivities!
To make this mojito, I used lavender from our garden. Lavender is super duper easy to grow in spring and summer. It's one of those plants that even I have a hard time killing. And I'm a pro at killing plants. If you're not growing lavender, it can be hard to find it fresh. I haven't tried making this lavender lemon mojito with dried lavender, but if anyone gives it a go, I'd love to hear about it!
This recipe is super simple and makes enough for two small drinks or one large one. I'm kind of a lightweight when it comes to liquor, so I split my lavender lemon mojito into two small glasses. If you don't want to share, you can muddle the ingredients right in the bottom of a pint glass, top with ice and soda water, and save yourself a dish.
Lavender Lemon Mojito
Yield: 2 small mojitos or 1 large
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 1 packed tablespoon fresh lavender leaves, plus a couple of sprigs for garnish
- soda water
- Combine the rum, sugar, lemon juice, and lavender in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or large glass (like a pint glass), and muddle really well. You want to really crush up that lavender to release the flavors.
- Fill two rocks glasses with ice, and divide the rum mixture between the glasses. If you're making a large, no need to pour into a new glass. Top off with ice right in this glass.
- Top off your glasses (or glass) with soda water, garnish with lavender sprigs and lemon rounds, and serve.