It's #NationalMojitoDay, ya'll! You know what that means—skipping work to drink authentic Cuban deliciousness all day. Just kidding, sorta. Certainly no judgement here. It's a beautiful day (at least in New York City). So, by all means, do your thang.
Now, to be fair, there's literally 1,000 variations of the classic mojito, but rather than overwhelm you with options like Pear Lychee Basil (although, that sounds delicious), I figured I'd throw some simple, yet refreshing options your way. Plus, I consider them to be the more manly mojito flavors —because I know how dudes get about girly-drinks.
- "Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda. Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint." — Via Food Network
- "Add blueberries, lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash (or muddle) the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint, breaks up the blueberries and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice. Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with club soda. Garnish with extra blueberries, mint leaves and a lime slice." — Via Inspired Taste
- "In a highball glass, mix lime juice, sugar, and mint. Mash mint leaves with the back of a spoon until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass with ice. Add tequila and club soda; stir to blend." — Via Epicurious
If you're not into rum at all, the tequila option is your best bet. Although, I've gotta tell you, these recipes produce some seriously uh-mazing drinks. If you're not into hard liquor at all, well, sucks for you! No, no, that's not nice. We've got PLENTY of beer options for you below. Enjoy!