It’s good to have things to look forward to. For me, it’s usually my next mini vacation with Jeremy. But sometimes when those are too few and far between it works to focus on the little things like sleeping in and brunch on the weekends or our next big house project. And, on rough days when I need even more things to look forward to…there’s happy hour!
Close your ears if you’re from California or Texas (and all the other warm weather places), but it’s really realllyyyyy cold here right now. Not every single day, but on and off in a way that’s really a tease. Sometimes cold weather bums me out and for those days there are blankets… and mojitos! Let’s call it a game of pretend.
Ruby Citrus Mojito, serves one.
2 ounces white rum
Grapefruit simple syrup *recipe below
Juice of one lime
10 fresh mint leaves
In the bottom of a tall glass add 6 mint leaves and a little bit of simple syrup. Muddle the mint leaves until they are crushed (and smell amazing!) Next, add rum, 1.5 ounces grapefruit simple syrup (you can add more at the end if it’s not sweet enough for your taste), juice of one lime, ice and top off with club soda. Stir and taste. Add more syrup if you like a sweeter cocktail and stir again. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!
*To make the grapefruit simple syrup, simply combine 1 cup grapefruit juice and 1 cup sugar in a small pan. Stir on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Keeps for two weeks or more. Muddling is my favorite part. It smells so good! Deeeeelicous! It’s the perfect summer cocktail, but you can use it to fake warm weather vibes anytime you need to. xo. Elsie
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- 2 ounces white rum
- Grapefruit simple syrup *recipe below
- Juice of one lime
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- Club soda
- In the bottom of a tall glass add 6 mint leaves and a little bit of simple syrup. Muddle the mint leaves until they are crushed (and smell amazing!) Next, add rum, 1.5 ounces grapefruit simple syrup (you can add more at the end if it's not sweet enough for your taste), juice of one lime, ice and top off with club soda. Stir and taste. Add more syrup if you like a sweeter cocktail and stir again. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh mint leaves.
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson
Mojito’s are my favourite – started with one that had raspberry syrup in it!
It’s pretty. That straw, amazing.
I don’t drink but this is SO BEAUTIFUl, I will find a way to make this (for a party, friends?). I love the straws you guys used 😉
like your blog! Follow m back! 🙂 (from Argentina)
Delicious AND beautiful? Yes, please!!! As for the paper straws, I’m curious – do they get soggy fairly quickly? They are awesome!
Thanks for sharing!! ♥
Mmmm, this is my kind of drink! I love mojito variations. Grapefruit simple syrup sounds divine!
This looks delicious! And definitely perfect for summer time.
Love mojitos, adding some citrus is a perfect extra
Yo girl, love dat straw.
this looks so yummy!
oh how’d you know, mojitos are my faveee!
I feel exactly the same way. When I want to embrace the cold, I love making hot toddies and snuggling by the fire. When I am in denial about winter, I make something festive like a French 75.
Here’s the recipe for a hot toddy: http://districtandmore.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/hot-toddy/
Here’s the recipe for a French 75: http://districtandmore.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/french-75-cocktail/
Sounds delish and looks so pretty, love it.
I can’t wait for warmer days to sip a mojito on the hammock, especially this one made with grapefruit!
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Fantastic. My girlfriends are coming over tonight and I was going to make my old standby grapefruit margaritas, but now we can have two options! Citrus cocktails can make us alllllmost feel like we’re not in the middle of an arctic freeze.
Mm this sounds so good 🙂
Looks like a great drink and it’s SO pretty!
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oo, looks great and you have always amazing pics too. xaxa