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.
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.