Friday, March 20, 2009

Mojito, Cha-Ching

Ok, here's my shout out to M, just like I promised!
Last summer my family went to Destin and we ate dinner at Hemmingways. Delicious! I had my first mojito and loved it. At $9 I tried to resist a 2nd but my darling husband said, go ahead, it's vacation.
After returning home, I searched how to make these and I can assure you I was thinking poolside, right?
We already own pilsner glasses so I needed to find a muddler and some superfine (caster) sugar. Everything else is easily accessible, Bacardi Rum, fresh limes, fresh mint, and club soda. I began making them and I need to let you know they are a little messy and a little time consuming but they are sure good. The first time I made one I was so proud because it looked (and tasted) like the one I drank in Destin so I said, "Look! I made a real mojito and it didn't cost $9, cha-ching!"

Here's how to do it. If you have a pilsner glass it works best.
Wash Lime and cut in half. Cut 1 half into quarters and add to glass. Add 2 tsp Superfine Sugar. Add a few clean Mints Leaves. Muddle this together rendering the lime juice and breaking up the mint leaves. Add 1 1/2 oz. Rum and muddle a bit longer. Add ice and top with Club Soda. Give a swirl with a straw and serve, cha-ching! Best served with friends!

1 comment:

Culinary Immunity said...

I used this same recipe for Mojitos until a friend suggested an alternative.
The basics are the same, lime, sugar mint and rum.
Instead of using Club Soda she uses still water and finishes with a few splashes of Angostura Bitters.
After trying this recipe I have not gone back to using soda water.