If you know me, you know how much I LOVE mint anything...and if you didn’t, well, now you know! My cousin has been sending me snaps for months now of Philz mint mojitos. A coffee shop in San Francisco known for their delicious drip coffee.
Living in Florida and not being able to try this delicious concoction had me itching back to my barista days. Having experience in coffee making and my cousins constant rave about mint mojitos didn’t take long before I was creating my own version at home.
You want to start by brewing a good, strong cup of coffee. Now if you're a coffee drinker like me, then you will know that coffee is best when ground and brewed fresh. Philz makes their coffee drip method which is just pouring hot water over roasted/ground coffee beans through a filter. I also like making coffee using a French press.
But lets be real...not everyone is a coffee drinker and you may just want to try a cup to see how this mint mojito tastes. Please do not go buy a French press, coffee grinder, etc. for just a cup of coffee. Instead go get a nice brewed cup of fresh coffee from a coffee shop and just continue with this recipe. :)
Now you want to take about half a cup of your cooled brewed coffee, some sugar and 8 to 10 fresh mint leaves and muddle (break down) the mint leaves to infuse the coffee and sugar with the mint flavor.
**You can make a mint simple syrup for extra mint flavor by boiling equal parts sugar and water with fresh mint for 8 to 10 minutes and then letting it cool completely. If stored correctly in an airtight container it can last 2 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator. Add it to your tea, coffee, oatmeal, lemonades, and the liking.
Now once you have muddled your coffee, add half a cup of ice then a splash of cream over top.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a sprinkle of cocoa (optional).
Top it with a straw and you’re ready for a rich, refreshing, mojito to cleanse your palette on a nice warm day.
Is it too cold in your side of town? Make a warm version by adding steamed milk instead of ice to enjoy this minty indulgence.
You can find the Recipe Printable here, and be sure to comment below and let me know how you like it :)