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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Drink Recipe: Mojito by Brian Phan

MOJITO! Recipe just for you. It's a delicious cocktail that was very popular in the 1980's and has again begun to rise in popularity. Pick out your favorite Rum and test out this simple, but delicious recipe.

Supplies: Ice cubes - Muddle - Glasses


Ingredients:

Fresh mint (spearmint preferred, you'll want a sprig or bundle-it's the foundation of the mojito so get a lot if you need to serve a lot)

Limes (one per drink)

2 fl oz of rum -any will do. I suggest Barcardi Superior Light

Club Soda

granulated sugar (just white sugar) per drink you'll use roughly 1 tablespoon of sugar in each drink, but adjust for taste.


You can also replace sugar with simply syrup. Either purchased or you can easily make it yourself.

Simple Syrup: 1 parts water. 1 parts sugar. Place these in a pot and bring to a boil. Once it boils remove from heat and wait for it to cool and keep in a mason jar. The simple syrup is a nice replacement for regular sugar and can be used to sweeten other drinks like iced tea.


Directions:

Place a generious pinch of mint and three lime wedges at the bottom of a tall glass.

Use the muddle to grind the lime and mint by applying pressure to the bottom of the glass.
You'll extracting the mint and lime juice out so don't be afraid to mash it a few times.

Add ice cubes about half full of the glass.

After adding ice cubes add rum to about half full of the glass.

And then finish off the glass with club soda.

Stir with a spoon and you can garnish the glass with more mint or lime wedges.

Enjoy!

[As a more fun twist you can add your favorite flavored syrups such as watermelon, cherry or blueberry to make flavored mojitos and also add in those flavors' fresh fruits.] counterparts.

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