It’s been HOT here in Ottawa. Very hot, like with heat warnings at least half of every week. Fusselette has been in town on furlough from her job up in Northern Ontario and she brought down with her a small pot of pineapple mint, which I’d never heard of before.
And when in possession of mint in the hot summer, one must make mojitos. Obviously. And these ones were just a wee twist on the classic.
Grab a couple glasses and scoop a few balls of watermelon into each one. You can use cubes if you don’t have a melon baller. You’re just gonna squish ’em anyway. Slice up some lime wedges and add them in as well.
Yes, those are key limes. Just wait for the post where I deal with them. Add some mint leaves (pineapple mint!) to the glass as well. I also added an extra splash of lime juice because of my wee limes.
Use a muddler (or in my case, my trusty spurtle) and mush those up. LongJohn helped, as you can see.
Let them sit for a few minutes so the juices can meddle with each other.
Top that up with club soda.
Garnish with more mint and enjoy in the summer sun!