Ahhh the mojito – call me a pirate but I love rum and rum-based cocktails! This lovely refreshing classic cocktail is great for lazy evenings in with a big bowl of nachos or a pile of fajitas, or with a BBQ. Or just on its own!
There are so many variations of this drink, it is like a spaghetti bolognese – you take the main ingredients and add to them and change them and over time create a dish perfected to your own taste buds. The below recipe is how I like to make my mojitos, I must admit I do prefer golden rum to white which is why the mojitos I photograph often have a slight golden color to them – but white rum is what is traditionally used. When I don’t have any soda water, I skip the sugar and add lemonade instead.
As with my Caiprinhas I am guilty of adding a bit more sugar then I probably should…
- 2 Limes, quartered
- 100ml White or Gold Rum (50ml per glass)
- Ice Cubes
- 2 Tablespoons of Sugar (1 Tablespoon per glass)
- Soda Water or Lemonade
- A few sprigs of Mint
- Place the lime quarters and sugar into two large glasses and muddle (mash together with a pestle or the end of a rolling pin) to release the lime juice.
- Add the rum and a few mint leaves and stir.
- Place a few cubes of ice into the glass and top with soda water.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.