Midsummer Mint Mojitos Recipe

One of my favorite things about the summer solstice and this time of year is sitting outside in my garden until 9:00 at night, listening to the birds and the bees, and smelling the sweet honeysuckle in full bloom.

Enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine in the garden is even better!

Some of my favorite cocktails include sidecards and gin martinis, but my favorite cocktail to make with ingredients from the garden is by far a mint mojito. Muddled with fresh picked mint leaves, mojitos are a summer staple.

Muddled with fresh picked mint leaves, mojitos are a summer staple.

Of course, mint leaves aren’t just sweet and spicy and delicious; they’re also magickal! Mint is a potent healing herb and can be used for settling stomachs and easing headaches. For a non-alcoholic and healing variant on mojitos, simply omit the rum; the sparkling water and fresh mint will be sure to soothe minor ailments without sacrificing the sweet and summery flavor.

On the saucier side, mint is also considered to be an aphrodisiac. Between the rum and mint leaves, these cocktails could be a boost for your romantic solstice eve.

Although cocktails might seem somewhat frivolous, they are really no different from any other kitchen witchery. Mix and muddle with intention, imbibe responsibly and feel magick happen.

Mix and muddle with intention, imbibe responsibly and feel magick happen.

Midsummer Mint Mojitos

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar superfine works best
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 ounces rum
  • Mineral water or club soda
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of the glass. Squeeze in lime juice or place slices of lime in glasses. Muddle ingredients gently.
  2. Fill glass with ice. Pour rum and mineral water or club soda over ice; fill to the top. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

What will you be drinking this solstice? Will you be helping me ring in the longest day of the year (and even a few leading up to and away from it) with these fresh and delicious seasonal cocktails? Share your favorite summer drink in the comments!


We’ll be celebrating the summer solstice in the Starlight Coven with a live group ritual on Zoom! Click here to get on the waitlist now.

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