Many people choose to modify this recipe by adding flavors like pomegranate and strawberry, so feel free to get creative.
Step 1: Get Your Ingredients and Equipment
- fresh mint
- club soda
- rum (this depends on your taste. I like mine sweeter, so I use passion fruit rum. If you like the classic, strong mojito, I would stick with a plain white rum).
- simple syrup (sugar + water)
Equipment that you will need includes
- glass (size just depends on how much you want - if you want to get technical, use a highball)
- something to muddle with (I use a pestle, but you could use the handle of your spatula, if you're stuck)
- a cup larger than the one you're drinking out of or a cocktail shaker.
Step 2: Make Your Simple Syrup
The ratio is 2 parts water, 1 part sugar.
I was making quite a few Mojitos this night, so I used 3 cups of water and 1.5 cups sugar.
Bring the water to a boil, then add sugar. Stir for about 45 seconds, and turn off.
Remove from heat.
Step 3: Cut Some Limes!
You will need 3 average size slices for each drink.
I start by cutting limes in half lengthwise, and then cutting each half into three slices.
Step 4: Shred Your Mint
It's a personal decision to leave the stems... I do.
Step 5: Squeeze Limes Into Your Glass
Step 6: Add Your Mint
Step 7: Time to Muddle!
I use a wooden pestle, but if you haven't got on, just find something with a substantial handle and flip it upside down. Muddle together for about 15 seconds, or until there is visible lime pulp in the glass.
*Tip - make sure you've got a good grab on your glass while doing this. It's easy to tip over your glass at this point, especially after the first round.
Step 8: Add Simple Syrup.
Step 9: Add Ice.
If your simple syrup is still hot, you might want to overcompensate by a cube.
Step 10: Add Rum.
Step 11: Add Club Soda.
Step 12: Mix Your Mojito
Don't shake the drink. This will cause it to go flat.
Step 13: Enjoy Your Mojito.
I would love to hear about different variations of this recipe!
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