Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Mojito

Although the painful winter still has a few weeks of life in it, one of the most refreshing drink that my wife and I enjoy is a nice, tall glass of Mojito.  Originating from Cuba, its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors complement the rum perfectly, making this the perfect summer drink (even though summer is still some time away). 

In this post, I will take a break from the usual scotch-focus topic, and show you how to make a Mojito.

What you will need:
Rum - I use Bacardi Rum here. 
Mint leaves
Lime
Sprite

Pluck out a few mint leaves and put them into a glass.  Bartenders usually remove the stems as they are not too visually appealing, but I leave them in as I think they add to the minty taste.  Add in a teaspoon of sugar for taste.

Squeeze half a lime into the glass.  Pour in 1.5 oz of Bacardi Rum, and top off the balance of the glass with Sprite.  Proceed to muddle the mint leaves with a spoon, or if you have it a muddler.  Make sure to crush up the mint leaves as much as you can so that it releases more of its flavor into the mixture.  Add ice, and stir the drink to ensure an even mix.  Enjoy your Mojito!


If you are interested in another of my drink recipe, check out my post on the Godiva Chocolate Martini.  Bottoms up, my friend.

72 comments:

  1. cool now i know how to make one thanks

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  2. i could use one, or two right now

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  3. Too bad I don't have any rum at home right now!

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  4. This I've always liked but never had it with sprite in it, will try that.

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  5. mojito. Mo-ji-to. sounds a little gay. -Bryan from family guy

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  6. Mojitos are refreshing, always order one when out on a hot day. Not indoors though, doesn't feel the same.

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  7. wow. this reminds me of sam axe. he is always drinking mojitos too :D

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  8. right when I saw rum, I knew this will be a damn good drink. Oh yea and gotta have that lime sprite

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  9. looks good, will get if i have the chance

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  10. looks real nice, might mix it up later.

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  11. There is a local variation down here in Costa Rica that substitutes guaro (sugar cane liquor) for rum and it's absolutely delicious. I think this is one of my five favorite cocktails in the world, but then again Miami is my hometown LOL!

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  12. i could go for one of these right about now

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  13. Thanks, friend!

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  14. love the mojito!!

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  15. Delicious/10

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  16. My GF's favourite drink. Mine's being Long Island Iced Tea :)

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  17. This is about the only cocktail I drink.

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  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_R6YpLpV90

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  19. That's surprisingly easy. I always think cocktails are made out of some kind of unobtainable liquor but it's supermarket-stuff all along.

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  20. looks nice ...btw. I have same glass cups :D

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  21. Great recipe...Mojito's are so refreshing and best enjoyed in a steam Havana salsa club :)

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  22. Huh, this drink actually looks appealing to me.

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  23. I would totally drink this if I drank alcohol.

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  24. When I see American Rhum, it's always Bacardi. I've never seen it in France though. I wonder why.

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  25. A Mojito once in a while - Summer evening, is just fine, but you can't beat a good straight up whisk(e)y - any time.

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  26. I've never actually had a mojito, but i believe you have inspired me. Next time I want to try something new I'm gonna go buy some mint

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  27. Im sure this doesn't even compare to scotch

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  28. As a rum drinker, I love the mojito. As a bartender, I hated the mojito. Good post!

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  29. Mojito's are pretty good. As a bartender i never liked making muddled drinks though.

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  30. Lime and rum sounds like a good combo I must try it one day :D

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  31. Never had one... but I'd like to try!

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  32. classic drink, i would have loved to have a few of these tonight for mardi gras!

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  33. will try that next time I have the chanse :)

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  34. Looks like a really nice drink!

    Gonna have to make one soon.

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  35. to be honest I couldn't enjoy this drink the first time I tried it, must give it another chance

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  36. Mojitos aren't bad, definitely not my favorite summer drink though.

    Sangria has that spot!

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  37. Bacardi151!!!
    That's all I drink. Hell yes.

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  38. MMMMMMM You're making me thirsty, sir.

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  39. Thanks man! Tried and totally loved it! <3

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  40. I've only ever had this drink once, but it was rather enjoyable. Maybe I'll have to try it again on another warm summer's eve. haha

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  41. Trick to an awesome mojito = use powdered sugar while muddling the mint in the lime juice. You'll be surprised at the difference in flavor.

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  42. Oo wow! somehow this makes me really thirsty!

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  43. I love that drink in the hot summer! Even my parents do
    Baxxmans

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  44. I can't drink Barcardi :)
    More of a Caipirinha fan here ^^

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  45. Awesome! Got to write this down.

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  46. Oh I love mint!! I'll have to try this... eventually lol.

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  47. so awesome!
    tasts good!

    followed!

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  48. mmMMmmmm... Would it be wrong to have that for breakfast?

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