Mojito Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar (or 1/2 ounce of simple syrup)
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Club soda, to top
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish

Equipment:

  • Muddler
  • Highball glass or sturdy collins glass

Instructions:

  • Muddle the mint, lime, and sugar: Place the mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar in the bottom of your glass. Using a muddler, gently press and twist to release the oils from the mint and the juice from the lime. Be careful not to over-muddle, as this can make the mint taste bitter.
  • Add the rum: Pour the white rum over the muddled ingredients.
  • Fill with ice: Add enough ice cubes to fill the glass about 2/3 full.
  • Top with club soda: Fill the rest of the glass with club soda. Give a gentle stir.
  • Garnish and serve: Adorn your drink with a fresh sprig of mint and a lime wedge. Enjoy your refreshing Mojito immediately!

Tips:

  • Use good quality rum: A white rum with a smooth flavor profile works best.
  • Adjust sweetness to your liking: If you prefer a sweeter drink, add slightly more sugar or simple syrup.
  • Make a large batch: Easily multiply the recipe for a pitcher of mojitos!

Variations:

  • Experiment with flavored rums like coconut or spiced rum for a flavor twist.
  • Try other fruits: Substitute or add muddled strawberries, raspberries, or even watermelon for a unique flavor.
  • Simple Syrup: It’s easy to make your own. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Cool before using.

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