The Mojito

People form the united states, if you’re under 21, you can’t try this ;)

This is a recipe for all of those who can drink alcohol! And for those who cant, just don’t pour in any Bacardi! It’s great for summer because mint gives a very refreshing feel!

Drink with caution! And don’t drive afterwards!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 3 leaves mint
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • club soda

Instructions

In a smallish Collins glass, muddle lime juice with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon superfine sugar.* Add the few mint leaves, mushing them against the side of the glass. Fill glass 2/3 with cracked ice and pour in the rum.** Pitch in the squeezed-out lime shell and top off with club soda or seltzer. Serve with a stirring rod.

This one responds well to playing around, as long as you keep it within limits. There are some who like to replace the sugar with 2 teaspoons cane syrup; it’s hard to find here, but you can make a pretty good substitute by bringing a cup of Demerara sugar (“Sugar in the Raw” works) to a gentle boil with 1/2 cup water; keep refrigerated. In either case, it adds a nice mellowness to the thing. Some — cocktail historian and restaurant critic William Grimes, for one — prefer their mojitos to be Draques, sin fizz. That’s good, too. We like ours with the fizz, though, but also with a tablespoon of 151-proof Demerara rum floated on top. Another wrinkle has to do with the mint. The Cuban species, “yerba buena,” is different from the standard U.S. spearmint; supposedly, the Cuban stuff is available. Worth keeping an eye out for.

* Depending on how sweet you like ‘em; we like ours a bit tart.

** Bacardi is, of course, traditional; for a fuller, slightly rummier taste, try Brugal, from the Dominican Republic, or Angostura, from Trinidad.

This is great to refresh the summer afternoons and nights! It’s a great party drink! I hope you can all enjoy it with your friends!

I’ll be posting soon! Ask me for a recipe

Matt

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21 comments on “The Mojito

  1. lovenikiblog says:

    Can you post a recipe for some kind of alcoholic lemonade? I really love the taste of lemons and I think tangy/sour mixed drinks taste better than those super sweet ones :)

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  2. Yum! I want one, right now ;) Great recipe, thank you. And thanks for including the ’21 years old’ disclaimer and the very important reminder to not drive afterwards. Not many remember to add these important tips. Well done! Cheers!

  3. expatchef says:

    Love mojitos, summer, winter…anytime!

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  5. pilgrimsmap says:

    Hmm, maybe I’ll try this for my 21st

  6. We try to observe Mojito Mondays around here every chance we get. Will try your recipe next time.

  7. Lois says:

    I don’t often drink cocktails, often to sweet for me; but I had a mojito using vodka which was nice and dry… now I want to try the real thing, so thanks for the recipe! Not sure we have the same proofing system for alcohol here -151 proof sounds lethal!

    • mattrecepies says:

      Try this one: Mash the mint and sugar together. Add the (dark or light) rum and lime juice and pour over the ice.
      Top up with soda water. Use a highball glass.

      2 parts White rum
      1 part Lime juice
      top up Soda water
      10 Mint sprigs
      1 part Ice cubes
      1 Lime slice
      1 teaspoon Sugar

      Try to recipes, one with white rum and one with dark. Dont add alot of sugar. This is a easy recipe. Use bacardi

  8. One of my favorite cocktails. Something about the mint flavor is so refreshing especially for summer.

  9. Liz says:

    love the mojito:-) You do a great job with your photos.

  10. stecaioni says:

    Great summer cocktail, I love it! Nice blog :)

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