Sometimes you just want a refreshing cocktail without all the fuss. This Easy Fauxjito can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!
We officially had our first pool day of the summer and it was SO glorious! No pool lounging goes down at our house without a little bit of booze, and 9 times out of 10, it’s rum. My parents are obsessed with frozen drinks like daiquiris, piña coladas, and Miami vices. Ohhh the Miami vices. But, when I’m hot by the pool, I want something more refreshing and drinkable. AKA, no brain freeze. That’s where this Easy Fauxjito comes into play.
Normally, I love a classic Mojito with club soda and bit of sugar, but on this particular day, lemon-lime soda was the only thing we had in the house. Before I let the bummer set in, I realized that it would actually be a perfect substitution for the ingredients that we were lacking, and it was! I grabbed a handful of mint from the garden, some fresh lime juice, and my Blue Chair Bay White Rum, and we were all set.
If you’ve never tried Blue Chair Bay Rum, you need to go get some right now. Our bar cart is full of the stuff. They have 8 different varieties, including the most delicious rum creams you will ever try. Key Lime Rum Cream? Yes, please! Expect a cocktail using that coming up very soon. If you’re not familiar, Blue Chair Bay is the love child of Kenny Chesney, so you know it’s the epitome of the easy breezy lifestyle. The next time you’re debating on what cocktail to enjoy by the pool, don’t waste your precious time with a ton of crazy ingredients, all you need is five minutes and good bottle rum and you’ll be back in the pool without a care in the world.
- 1-ounce fresh lime juice
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2-ounces Blue Chair Bay White Rum
- 1-ounce lemon-lime soda
- In a highball glass, muddle together lime juice and mint leaves until fragrant. Add crushed ice. Pour over lemon-lime soda. Gently stir, then add rum and stir once more. Garnish with a stem of mint and a straw.