Looking for a refreshing drink that would be able to soothe your senses and at the same time give you a kick? Search no more, for Mojito is here. Whether you’ve come back home after a long day of work, had a horrid time mowing your lawn under the sun, or just want to please the taste buds by giving them different drinks; Mojito will not disappoint you! It is a traditional Cuban cocktail that became famous in the US in the 1980s and is made up of five basic ingredients – rum, spearmint, sugarcane juice, lime, and carbonated water. The lime and mint are added to add a second level kick to the already present kick of the rum. Generally favoured during the summer seasons, a Mojito is known to blend well with the variations such as flavoured vodkas, rums, and even without alcohol (the version of which is known as Virgin Mojito). So, give rest to the keen anticipation of having to try a Mojito and continue reading to know about how to make one.
How To Make A Mojito
Start by having all the ingredients in place. You’ll need to have fresh mint, lime, carbonated water, sugarcane juice or sugar syrup, and the most important of them all – rum. You can also have fruit flavoured rums or vodkas if you’d like to experiment with different tastes in Mojito. Once the ingredients are in place, have a good muddler, a shaking tin, and a Mojito glass ready to properly mix all the ingredients. Without a good muddler, it’ll be difficult to mix in the ingredients with finesse and as a result, the flavours won’t be able reach on a high. A good quality shaking tin is also a must have.
For one glass of Mojito, you’ll need 3 oz. rum, 2 limes, 1 oz. sugarcane juice or simple syrup, 2-4 mint leaves, carbonated water, and some ice cubes. Put the mint leaves, lime, sugarcane syrup, and a little carbonated water into the shaking tin and holding the muddler tightly on top of the tin, muddle all these ingredients well until the limes are flat and the mint leaves are broken up. Now pour in the rum and muddle again, but lightly this time. Pour the mixture into the Mojito glass and fill it up with carbonated water. Stick a lime wedge on the edge of the glass topped with a few mint leaves for garnish.
While the basic procedure for preparing a Mojito will remain the same, you can have a whole lot of variations by experimenting with flavoured rums or adding fruits instead of limes. Below is a list of few other varieties of Mojitos that you can try.
Now that you know how to make Mojito, throw a Mojito party and impress your friends by making them varieties of Mojitos.