A mojito is a rum based minty drink which has always been popular in Cuba. However, the drink has now become a favorite in many parts of the Southern and Eastern USA. The classic ingredients of this great drink include white rum, sugar, lime, carbonated soda and mint. The drink is a combination of a sweet taste with minty flavor and the rum adds a kick to it. Mojito, unfortunately is not the bartenders favorite drink to make.
The lime juice is usually added to the sugar cane syrup and mint leaves- this is the sticky part. The rum is added next and the drink is served with ice and sparkling water. Lime slices are always used as garnish.
Over the years, several different versions of this Cuban drink have emerged. The mojito is definitely a refreshing drink for a hot summer day, the freshness of the juice quenches the thirst and the rum immediately soothes the mind.
This video demonstrates a fast Mojito making technique designed for high volume bars. It doesn’t result in the best looking mojito, but it might be worth watching for those times when you have people stacked three deep and everybody is ordering Mojitos.
Muddle strawberries, mint, lime and Creme de Fraise des Boise hard in a shaker tin. Add rum and fill shaker with ice. Shake well. Double strain (through sieve) into Collins Glass filled with cracked ice. Top with a splash of soda water.
Somehow I was completely oblivious to the fact that the Liquid Muse has launched her own podcast. But she has, and it’s pretty damn cool. This new episode also coincidentally ties into the Mojito theme we’ve been exploring here lately. In this episode, Natalie invites Gabi, a bartender at Villa Montana in the Porta Del Sol region of Puerto Rico, to demonstrate how to make this Caribbean favorite.