Thirsty Thursday: Havana Mojito

One of the best things about Summer have been the Summer drinks I've been making. Whether they're for adults or something that even the kiddos can sip on, it's been nice having cold drinks while you're outside enjoying the nice weather.

Last week we had a couple nice warm days that were not only hot outside, but dry heat, not humid. We were super happy and spent the weekend firing up the grill and spending time with great friends and family. You have to have those nice gatherings especially when it's nice out and since our weather has been all over the place, the last two barbecues were spare of the moment and last minute, but definitely worth it.

I decided to make a drink that the ladies could drink that was both refreshing and hit the spot while the guys had their beer. That's why this week's Thirsty Thursday is a Havana Mojito.

I was sent a bottle of Havana Club Añejo 3 Años, an authentic Cuban aged white rum, I was pretty excited to use this for our mojitos, especially since this Cuban rum is known for making them. Before making the drinks, I did do a little taste testing of the Cuban rum itself. The rum itself is definitely packed with lots of flavor and very refreshing. It went down very smooth and I tasted a small hint of vanilla when taking a sip. I love that it's not too bitter and not so sweet, it went perfectly in our drink.

The Havana Mojito is definitely perfect for a hot day, although I would prefer it poolside, I did enjoy this drink while watching the kids play and enjoyed lots of laughter and great conversation with my friends and family! You can find Havana Club at your local LCBO, this 750ml bottle retails for around $26.95

4 oz. sparkling water 
1.5 oz. Havana Club® Añejo 3 Años 
4 ice cubes
2 teaspoons of sugar 
Juice of half a lime 
2 fresh mint sprigs

In a tall glass, add sugar, lime juice (enough to cover the sugar), mint sprigs (stalks included) and sparkling water. Muddle gently and add Havana Club® Añejo 3 Años and ice cubes. Stir well, and enjoy responsibly.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received a bottle of Havana Club at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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