Right about now I feel like this Ruby Citrus Mojito is the ONLY THING that can get me through the next 24 hours. There's just something about a Wednesday that always reminds you that the there are still more and more working days to go till the weekend.
Don't misunderstand, there's nothing wrong with work, I'm just going through a phase of impatience is all. Anyone else out there going through the same thing as me? I'd love someone to commiserate with. Maybe over a cocktail, like this one!
Ruby Citrus Mojito
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.
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.
Check out this cool idea for making your own homemade bitters! Check it out and go pro in your cocktail making skills!