Monday, 9 May 2011
Things to do on a day off: make a mojito
Two posts in one day, woweee. I'm proper bored. Today is my day off (I've been spoilt with a three day weekend) I went to enjoy 2 seconds of sunshine which was quickly engulfed by dirty black rainclouds and followed by a storm. My dog is currently howling as I write this. I noticed the mint in my garden had grown so I went inside and decided to make a mojito. Here's my recipe:
For one mojito:
A teaspoon or two of sugar, depending on your liking (I used honey today instead)
A measure of rum, dark or white (e.g. Bacardi. I used Havana Club) also using vodka is a good alternative
A sprig of fresh mint leaves
A couple of ice cubes (enough to crush and fill the glass)
Soda/Sparkling water (although when the ice melts you don't always need it)
I don't think there's any right or wrong method, it's basically a chuck it all in and mix it up kinda drink. I used my food processor to whizz up the ice into a nice crushed consistency and put it in a tall glass. I cut my lime in half, used a juicer to squeeze all the juice out and poured this into the glass. I also juiced the other half in the same way but left two slices of lime out for garnish. Then I poured in the rum, I never measure, I'd say a shot if you want to be specific but whatever works for you. Put the sugar (or a good squeeze of honey) into the glass and add the mint leaves. Then use a spoon or cocktail mixer and push it to the bottom of the glass and pump it about so you mix everything up. That's about it, you can now use the soda water to top up if you want to and then add the lime wedges and a little sprig of mint leaves to make it look pretty.
Btw I'm totally not an alcoholic, drinking at this time of day ;) like that facebook group says 'Alcoholic? I believe it's pronounced drinking enthusiast'
Posted by leni at 15:02