Mixed and Muddled: Best 5 Mojito Recipes

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Tomorrow marks the first day of summer, which means it’s officially time to kick off the season of warm-weather eats and drinks. This weekend, add a little extra chill to your grilling and chilling menu with adults-only mojitos.

Cool and refreshing, these easy-to-mix cocktails are go-to summer sippers, classically made with lime, rum and mint, although easily dressed up with fruits, plus a mix of citruses and liquors. Check out Food Network’s top-five mojito recipes below for crave-worthy concoctions from Guy, Giada, Tyler and more Food Network chefs.

Tyler blends traditional mojito ingredients — a splash of rum, fragrant mint leaves and lime juice — with ice and simple syrup to create a colorful frozen cocktail.

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Guy swaps in vodka for rum in his easy mojito, laced with apple juice and garnished with slices of red and green apples.

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Pair the fresh taste of lime juice with orange juice to create a sunset-colored sipper, ready to enjoy after just a few seconds in the cocktail shaker.

Frosty and bright, Giada’s two-minute cocktail features blended frozen cherries with citrus-flavored rum and a sweet lime syrup.

Mojito Limeade: Bobby Flay

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The secret to making Bobby’s pitcher-friendly recipe is muddling mint and lime before adding the rum and ice; this will extract the most possible flavor from the ingredients and ensure a bold cocktail.

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