Mojitos are a refreshing drink to enjoy on warm summer nights. They have a great combination of tart lime and refreshing mint and are normally served with some simple syrup and sparkling water over ice. The big downside to mojitos is trying to keep fresh ingredients on hand and having to muddle the drink each time. Using a mojito-infused rum removes the need for muddling and allows you to get by even if you don't have fresh mint readily available.
This infusion is great when served by itself over ice with a splash of club soda and some simple syrup.
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Make sure the rum is at least room temperature or slightly warmer.
Lightly scrub the outside of the limes then remove the zest with a vegetable peeler or zester. Make sure little to no pith came off as well, using a paring knife to remove any.
Put the lime zest into the whipping siphon with the mint. Pour the rum into the whipping siphon.
Seal the whipping siphon, charge it, and swirl for 20 to 30 seconds. Let the siphon sit for a minute and a half longer. Place a towel over the top of the siphon and vent it. Open the siphon and wait until the bubbling stops.
Strain the rum and let sit for at least 5 minutes before using.