National Beer Day

I do like to cook with beer but today I’ll share a recipe for Beer Mojitos. I find that Mexican or dark beers can be kinda heavy so by adding a mojito (basically) it lightens it up but still gives you the refreshing beer that you may be craving.

¾ c. sugar
48 large mint leaves
½ c. fresh lime juice
½ c. white rum or silver tequila
4 12-oz cans of Tecati or Dos Equis beer

In a small saucepan combine the sugar and ¾ cup water. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. (This is called a simple syrup. When you make it just have the same amount of water as you have sugar.) Cool.

 

 

For each drink, place 6 mint leaves in the bottom of a 10-12 ounce glass. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar syrup plus 1 tablespoon each of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of rum or tequila. Muddle the mint into the liquid with a muddler or the back of a spoon or fork to release its flavor. Fill the glass about ¾ full with ice cubes. Slowly pour in half of one of the beers, stir well with a long-handled spoon and serve right away.

 

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