I am already on the struggle bus today. My oatmeal exploded in the microwave, and then I get to work and spill my coffee. Happy Friday and give me a freaking cocktail.
And a bowl of the mango gauc and chips too, because you always need snacks with cocktails. These mojitos were inspired by drinks we got at the bar Batey in Tulum while we were there. I will be doing a post on Mexico at some point, the thought of choosing pictures and editing them out of the 350+ I took is a little daunting. But I will show you where we stayed and our favorite places that we ate at etc. I might need a mojito or two to get through it, ha.
The mojitos we got at Batey were probably the best I have ever had. They had an old VW parked out front that had been converted into a sugar cane press. So we would watch them press the juice and then use it in the drinks. They were insanely good, and I knew I had to try to recreate it. If you are in Tulum, you have to check out Batey.
Obviously I can't get fresh pressed sugar cane juice here, but I was able to find a sugar cane drink to use instead. I found it in my grocery store near the Asian food section. The sugar cane juice adds a different sort of sweetness to the drinks that is so, so good. Before Mexico I have never had sugar cane in a drink before. Plus this is a good way to use up leftover watermelon. They used a lot of lime and mint in theirs, so I did that with these too. I do think a muddler is necessary to make these otherwise you won't get the same effect, so it is worth the purchase.
This is going to be my go-to drink for summer. It is SO GOOD. Treat yo self today and have a mojito.
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