Wanted to post a cocktail recipe since I started blogging, 2 years ago...Here’s celebrating 2 years of blogging and an award from Chandrani of Cuisine Delights. Sharing the award with all my fellow bloggers.
Mojito (pronounced: Mohito) is a traditional Cuban highball, traditionally made up of 5 ingredients, namely white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water and mint.
When preparing a Mojito, lime juice is added to sugar (or syrup) and mint leaves. The mixture is then gently mashed with a muddler in the bottom of a glass to release their flavor. Then rum is added and the mixture is stirred to dissolve the sugar. Finally, the drink is topped with ice cubes & sparkling water and served in a Collins glass. Mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the glass.
Ingredients: (1 Serve)
- White Rum (Bacardi): 1.25 oz / 35 ml
- Lime: 1 / Fresh lime juice: 0.5 oz / 15 ml
- Mint Sprig: 1 / Mint leaves: 12
- Sugar: 1 tbsp
- Soda water: 2 oz / 55 ml
- Ice, crushed
- Cut the limes into quarters and pick the mint leaves off of the stems.
- Place mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass and add sugar & about three lime wedges. Muddle sugar, mint leaves and the lime wedges.
- Fill the glass with white rum and crushed ice (the glass should appear about 3/4th full). Shake / stir the mixture until fully blended.
- Transfer the shaken cocktail to another glass (As the muddled lime and mint often stick to the bottom of the glass). Fill the remainder of glass with soda water.
- Garnish with a lime wedge & mint sprig and serve with a straw.