I think a mojito, being one of the lighter cocktails is my favourite so far. Although I do believe I have a fair bit of knowledge and “palate maturing” to gain when it comes to the world of mixology.
My biggest challenge for making a recipe for the Mojito was that I saw sooooo many different ways of making it. So it took me a while to make a conclusion on what I was ultimately going to do. However, I believe I concluded with a nice balance of sweet and sour flavours. Along with a few tricks just to push it that extra mile. So I hope you all like this post and I truly believe that if you try this, you can really impress someone. (:
Now before we get to the recipe, let me show you the step by step photos:
One of my favourite cocktails by far. The classic Mojito.
If you don't already have crushed ice, get a nice big pile of ice wrapped in a tea towel, and bash it with a muddle, rolling pin, wooden spoon etc. (I personally like the crushed ice with a few small and big bits).
Get your mint and take off a nice looking sprig and set the sexy mama aside.
Take another 3-4 of the bigger mint leaves and rub it around the rim of your glass to give it the aroma when sipping the drink. You then want to rip up the mint leaves in half and then place it in the glass.
Add your Rum, Sugar syrup and lime juice in your glass. Then top the glass 3 quarters of the way with your crushed ice.
Top up with soda water for a nice fizz. Add a little more of the crushed ice and finish with the sprig of mint you took off at the start and add the lime wedge for garnish.
- If you don't want to use simple syrup, just add a couple of teaspoons of sugar and stir it through until it's dissolved.