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I LOVE Mojitos!!

This Peach Mojito {with Ginger Simple Syrup} is the 7th Mojito recipe on Lemony Thyme and might be my new favorite. Nothing sings summer quite like fresh juicy peaches. Pairing the sweet peaches with ginger simple syrup introduces a lovely depth of flavor you’ll really enjoy.

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As we head into Labor Day Weekend, for some this will mark the end of summer. Not the case here in the Peach State however, where summer will carry us well into October. So while we’re still hanging on to sunny skies and juicy peaches let’s sip on a Peach Mojito shall we?!!

Mojitos are quite simple and easy to make. The Classic Mojito contains fresh mint, lime wedges, and simple syrup that are muddled together then topped with white rum and a splash of club soda. So crisp and refreshing…and kind of begging for some flavor inspiration in my humble opinion. My Mojitos typically include mint and lime, but then I like to add another fresh seasonal fruit like peaches, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, cranberries, grapefruit…..

Then comes the simple syrup. Perhaps the easiest way to infuse a layer of flavor that will delight your taste buds. For this recipe I simply add sliced fresh ginger to my sugar water and simmer for about 10 minutes. Once strained and cooled it’s ready to flavor your Peach Mojito or stir into iced tea or drizzle over pound cake.

The key to a good Mojito is all in the muddling (don’t worry if you don’t own a muddler, the end of a wooden spoon works well in a pinch). Muddling extracts all the juice and flavor from the fresh mint (or herbs of choice), lime wedges and seasonal fruit pieces. I add the simple syrup before muddling so the flavors marry nicely.

Then a nice shot of rum is poured into an ice filled glass (or not – these are quite delicious as Mojito Mocktails), topped with the muddled juices and a splash of club soda. With all the flavored sparkling waters on the market shelves we subbed bubbly peach water for the club soda. It was peachy perfection!!

It has been the summer of peaches for us! Perhaps because we’re home more and not traveling, we find ourselves at a local farmers market most every weekend. And when the peaches are this gorgeous how can you not bring home a sack full. You may recall a little Bacon Wrapped Bourbon Glazed Grilled Peach recipe we shared – before summer is officially over we’ll be sipping on a cocktail version of this recipe. I’m thinking a Grilled Peach Bacon Old-Fashioned ;)

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend. We’re planning to spread some chalk art cheer throughout our neighborhood, while sipping on Peach Mojitos! May your labors of love bring you joy. Cheers!

All my best, Libby

Peach Mojito {with Ginger Simple Syrup}

Pairing the sweet peaches with ginger simple syrup introduces a lovely depth of flavor you'll really enjoy.
5 from 1 vote
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For the Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the Peach Mojito

  • 1 fresh peach
  • 1 lime
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves + two sprigs for garnish
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 1 can peach sparkling water or club soda

Instructions
 

For the Ginger Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, simmer water, sugar, and fresh ginger for 10 minutes. Strain into a glass jar and cool.

For the Peach Mojito

  • Cut half of the lime into circles and the other half into wedges. Cut half the peach into half-round slices and the other half into small chunks.
  • In a tall glass, add 3-4 lime wedges, 6-8 fresh mint leaves, the peach chunks, 2 ounces simple syrup and muddle until juices are released from lime and peach.
  • Fill two glasses with ice, add a lime round or two and a couple peach slices to each glass. Top each with 2 ounces of rum, half of muddled fruit mixture, and a splash of sparkling water (or to taste). Garnish with peach, lime and fresh mint sprig. Cheers and Enjoy!

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