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Limes, mint, white rum and a little muddle makes this cocktail a refreshing one like no other. It is a zesty drink that is cooling and very easy to make.
This drink has been requested for so long and this is a funny story but I my first experience with a mojito was a non alcoholic version. When I tasted it I thought it was just like a fresh lime soda that had mint in it. As I tried the actual cocktail later I loved it only because it didn’t taste like alcohol, it felt like a grown up version of the fresh lime soda. For someone who doesn’t carbonated drinks this one surely ticked all the boxes for me. Not too sweet, a good zest of lime and some freshness from the mint.
Making a mojito doesn’t require much. You need to have a shaker, muddler and strainer. If you don’t have these you can use any pitcher to muddle the ingredients and any strainer to strain out the mixture. The sweetness in the drink comes from sugar, it could be white sugar, palm sugar, cane sugar, honey or simple syrup but the sweetness is essential to balance out the sourness. The drink calls for fresh mint and you cannot skip on that as it is a major ingredient in the recipe. Last but not least you need fresh limes. Sometimes I like adding a little lime zest on the top as garnish.
I serve the drink in a tall glass, ideally it is served in a highball glass with a lime and mint garnish. You can garnish it any way you like. This is a classic Mojito hence it has the flavors of mint and lime but you can change it up and get a little creative.
Food pairing –
The best food to serve with a Mojito has to be seafood, grilled fish, batter fried prawns, or ceviche. You could also serve it with tacos, nachos and carnitas. If you are looking to serve vegetarian meals you could serve the Mojito with some cottage cheese tarts, a light pesto pasta with corn and peas or even some veggie puffs with potato and carrots.
Now that we have talked about how to make this cocktail, let’s get muddling. Happy Drinking Ninjas!
- Cocktail shaker
- Tall Glass
- 60 ml White rum
- 30 ml Lime juice
- 15 ml Honey
- 8 leaves Mint
- 6 pcs Lime chopped
- 7-8 pcs Ice cubes
- 90 ml Soda
- Lime slices
- Mint leaves
- In a cocktail shaker, add the lime cubes, lime juice, honey, mint leaves and white rum. Muddle for a minute or so and add ice. Close and shake well for 30-45 seconds.
- Pour through a strainer in a glass, top with soda and garnish with more limes and mint.
- Muddle the ingredients well before adding ice and shaking. This increases the flavor and infuses the rum with the lime and mint.