Come summertime, I always miss living back in Wisconsin. Things like BBQs and pool parties are just too rare in a city where no one really has yards or pools. When I visit my parents, I love knowing that a back porch is there waiting for me whenever I want it. Here in NYC, I have to make up for lack of outdoor space by hanging outside at various restaurants. bars and parks. As soon as it gets warm out, it seems to be all about which places have outdoor seating! Though I’d prefer my own back yard, I have grown to love sitting outside somewhere with a cool drink watching the diverse crowd walking by….
No summer drink is more refreshing to me than a Mojito. Tart lime and fresh mint seem to be the perfect combination when the air is thick and an icy beverage is in order. My inspiration for making these simply came on a day when all I wanted was to drink one. I loved the Strawberry Margarita cupcakes so much that these seemed like a great next choice! I actually used the same lime cupcake recipe and jazzed it up with some fresh chopped mint and a rum glaze. Topped with a Minty-Lime cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes were the perfect mix of light and decadent. Cheers!
Cupcakes: Adapted from Martha Stewart
Rum Syrup: Adapted from Two Peas Blog