‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond Has 1 Hack for a ‘Refreshing’ Mojito Recipe

Many people love Ree Drummond from The Pioneer Woman for her relatable blog posts. Some also enjoy her tasty recipes and comfort food recipes

On Drummond’s website, the Food Network star offered one piece of advice to those who want to make a mojito from the comfort of their homes. 

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Ree Drummond has several summer recipes on The Pioneer Woman website

In 2006, Drummond launched her blog, The Pioneer Woman. Through the blog, she shares homemade recipes for readers to try. Additionally, the accidental country girl dishes about life on the ranch with her husband, Ladd Drummond, and their four children in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. 

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On the website, Drummond often gives her fans an inside look at family events, including her daughter’s recent wedding. Although some of the posts are about the moments she shares with her loved ones, the author also adds recipes to the site. To gear up for the summer, Drummond offered her take on multiple summer recipes. One item the Pioneer Woman presented on her page is the “best ever grilled ribs.” The recipe calls for the ribs to be “cooked entirely on the grill.” However, Drummond warned that the ribs take “time and patience” to complete, but are “totally worth it!”

Drummond also includes summer side dishes on her website. Some of the chef’s Fourth of July recipes are her grilled corn with spicy bacon butter, green potato salad, and colorful coleslaw. 

The Pioneer Woman claims 1 hack will save a mojito recipe

In April 2021, The Pioneer Woman shared a classic mojito recipe on the website. According to the post, the drink is the perfect, “refreshing” cocktail “for all summer occasions, including a Fourth of July party, weekend barbecue, or happy hour.” For fans who don’t know how to make a mojito from scratch, Drummond offers a complete step-by-step guide on the blog. 

“You can make the best mojito in just two simple steps,” the post reads. “First, muddle the ingredients: place the mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices from the lime and the oils from the mint. The sugar helps to “bruise” the mint leaves and bring out more flavor. Next, shake it up with the rum and some ice. Once chilled, the mojitos are served over ice with club soda and lots of mint and lime slices for a pretty presentation.”

Toward the end of the post, The Pioneer Woman’s team offered a hack for those who don’t own a muddler but still want to make a mojito. The recipe states that “you can always use the back of a wooden spoon” if the kitchen tool isn’t available. 

What you’ll need for Drummond’s mojito recipe

Drummond offered a list of what cocktail lovers will need to make a classic mojito. The Food Network star also shared exactly how to create the summer beverage:

6 mint leaves

1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges

1 tsp. granulated sugar

2 oz. white rum

Club soda, for serving

Lime slices and mint sprigs, for garnish

  1. Place the mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle for about 20 seconds.  Add the rum and ice cubes. Cover and shake well, about 10 seconds.
  1. Fill a tall glass one-third full of ice. Add the mojito mixture to the glass. Top with club soda and garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs.