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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Grey Goose cocktails are displayed at the CAA Party with Grey Goose at Soho House Cannes in celebration of the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Villa Eilenroc on May 14, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Grey Goose)

Last weekend I made mojitos for some summer fun summer sipping on the porch, and I almost forgot a main ingredient(simple syrup). I had to actually go back and look up the recipe. Which got me to thinking maybe I should share some summer sips recipes with you.

So, take a glance, grab a glass, and start sippin’

We’ll start with my mojito

(Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

One of the easiest drinks to make. But fresh mint makes all the difference! I’m lucky to have a friend with mint in her garden.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz White rum
  • 3 Mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • Club soda, to top
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Garnish: Lime wheel

Lightly muddle the mint in a shaker. Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup, ice and shake it for a few seconds. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top it with the club soda and garnish with a lime wheel and fresh mint sprig. Tah-dah!

 

Now take a look at these amazing drinks and recipes, some of which are kid friendly.

 

Refreshing Summer Drinks to Relax With on a Hot, Sunny Day

While beer and wine are perfectly respectable for relaxing after dinner or unwinding after, say, mowing the lawn, few things go better with a Saturday spent hanging by the backyard (inflatable) pool than a refreshing cocktail, or a batch of ice-cold summer drinks.

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