Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mojito

A Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, sparkling water/club soda  and mint.

 
















Before attempting to make a Mojito at home please remember that fresh Lime and fresh Mint is a must.Fresh limes will provide a better flavor and the oil from the rinds is essential in obtaining that signature "fresh" citrus taste and full aroma of a Mojito. It's one of the predominant flavors and will really make a huge difference in taste.

 Ingredients:
  1. Sugar - 1tsp
  2. Mint - 2 springs
  3. Rum - 1.5 ounce
  4. Lime - 1/2 of 1
  5. Lime rind - few thin slices(cut out green part of the skin)
  6. Club soda - 6 ounce
  7. Ice - 5 cubes crushed
Method:
Place the sugar and mint leaves at the bottom of the glass and Crush the mint into the sugar using the back of a spoon. Squeeze 1 lime quarter into glass and drop the 2 lime quarters (total of 1/2 lime) into the mix.
Now mix well, pushing down on the lime with a spoon, extracting more juice and some of the oil in the rind.
Add white rum and ice, top off with club soda and stir well. Garnish with fresh sprig of mint and lime wedge and add the lime rind on top.
Serve immediately.
Serving with a straw provides an even sweeter experience as some of the granulated sugar collects at the bottom of the glass.
Note: the measurements are for an 8 ounce glass and not the big tall glass.
If you plan to serve it for a party , you can make the base and keep in the refrigerator for up to a day .When ready to serve just top with crushed ice and soda and garnish.

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