In the Pacific Northwest we love our weather year ’round, but nothing beats our SUMMERS! On one summer afternoon on Priest Lake with Hammergirl, we had a utopia moment at Cavanaughs… two tall, iced, glasses of huckleberry mojitos! We toasted our day, our families and our blessings. Mojitos have been the “it” summer drink for me since then. I grow some mint, muddle it with lime and simple syrup and add some soda and rum (not required, just preferred). Of course, it all must be served over ice. This process can be labor intensive when having a crowd, so the other evening I made my simple syrup and infused a bunch of mint leaves in the boiling sugar-water for 5-10 minutes. I juiced a bunch of limes and made a pitcher ahead of time. It was delicious! Just remember to add the soda (you can use sprite or 7 up) after all of the other ingredients so it doesn’t all fizz over when stirring I don’t have a “recipe” but just mixed to taste, I don’t think you can mess these up!