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but the question is. . . where did all the rum go?

So . . . We actually went out for the first time in a month when we were at the MotoGP weekend.  We found a lovely taco place.  They had margaritas, which I do enjoy, but I would have to say their mojitos were better.  The berry mojito was yummy.

We also went to the handmade motorcycle show.  We met up with my Beloved's sister after the show and had dinner.  Again, an excellent mojito.  This one was also not the classic recipe because a grapefruit soda was used.  Quite yummy.

I decided to reproduce that one at home.  After my Monday, it was needed.  Yes, I know it is Tuesday night but it feels like it should be Friday night for how much work I have gotten done so far this week.  Last night was mojitos.  Tonight, my belly is full of fish tacos and tea.  I am feeling so completely spoiled because this is all home food.  A luxury. 

grapefruit mojito

Note:  This is based on the mojito from the Buenos Aires restaurant in Austin.  If you do not use homemade grapefruit soda, make sure to use a good one like Q grapefruit soda, in a glass bottle.  Grapefruit soda has a metallic taste when in cans.

2 ounce rum

1 ounce mint simple syrup

1 ounce grapefruit simple syrup

soda water


In a shaker or mason jar, mix the rum, mint syrup, and grapefruit syrup together.  Put ice in a glass.  I like small 8 ounce glasses.  Pour about 1/3 to 1/2 full with the rum mixture.  Top with soda water.  Stir.

You can replace the grapefruit syrup and soda water with a nice grapefruit soda.


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