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My My Mojito September 4, 2010

Filed under: Drinks — queenbeeeatsforaday @ 8:47 pm
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OK, so we just posted Mojito Madness, but had to get these recipes over to you guys right away – well ok at least before we move on to a new topic.

I’ve done some experimenting with the Mojito because I am bound and determined to be able to mix a decent drink at home.  Nothing is better than a lazy Sunday at home with Husband and Cat just hanging out and making drinks.  Not that we do this often, but it is nice when we do!

Here’s what we’ve tried of the Mojito variety lately…

Traditional Mojito

¼ quarter of a lime, cut into wedges
5-6 mint leaves, whole without stems
1 tablespoon of superfine sugar (or simple syrup)
1-2 ounces of club soda
1-2 ounces of white rum
Ice – crushed or cubes

Throw the limes, mint, and sugar (or syrup) into a cocktail shaker and muddle well.  You really want to juice those limes and dissolve the sugar.  Next, add the club soda, rum, ice, and give it all a good shake.  Pour into a fun glass.  Garnish with a sugar along the rim or a simple lime wedge and sprig of mint.  This makes one drink.

Watermelon Mojito

¼ – ½ of a lime, cut into wedges
5-6 mint leaves, whole without stems
1 tablespoon of superfine sugar (or simple syrup)
¾ – 1 cup of watermelon, without seeds and cubed
2 ounces of white rum
Ice – crushed or cubes

In your cocktail shaker muddle the lime, mint, and sugar (or syrup).  If you’re using sugar, make sure it dissolves.  Then, add the club soda, rum, and ice.  Give everything a good shake.  Garnish with sugar along the rim and/or a wedge of watermelon and some mint.  This makes one drink.

Note on Ginger Watermelon Mojitos…

There’s also a ginger watermelon Mojito that we tried.  Use the same ingredients as above, but with a twist…ginger simple syrup!

I have always thought that watermelon goes really nicely with ginger.  If you’re so inclined, make a batch of ginger simple syrup (see our recipe for simple syrup and just infuse it with ginger), and use that instead of the plain superfine sugar or simple syrup.

Alright, this one really isn’t a Mojito in the most traditional sense of the drink, but it’s a fun variation.  I was in Florida for almost a month back in May and while I was down there, I came across 4 Orange Vodka.  While I was watching the local news with my parents, they featured a story on this spirit.  It’s vodka made WITH oranges – not with orange flavoring.  Nifty!  So, of course I had to get my hands on it.  This is what I did.

Orange Mojito

¼ – ½ an orange, cut into wedges
5-6 mint leaves, whole without stems
1 tablespoon of superfine sugar (or simple syrup)
2 ounces of club soda
2 ounces of 4 Orange Vodka
Ice – crushed or cubes

In your cocktail shaker muddle the lime, mint, and sugar.  Once the oranges are really juiced and the sugar is dissolved, add the club soda, vodka, and ice.  Give everything a good shake.  Garnish with an orange slice and sprig of mint.  This makes one drink.

Oh, and if you want to serve your drinks in chilled glasses, don’t forget to put them in the freeze for a bit (this is something I always forget.)

Let us know if you try any and what you like best!

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19 Responses to “My My Mojito”

  1. I do believe all 3 of these little darlin’s will be tried & I’ll report back. I don’t think I’ve tried the Orange Mojito, so that’ll be the first project 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers Anna

  2. Loll Says:

    Looks DELICIOUS! I could finish all of those now. 🙂 x

  3. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Well, if there were any left…I’d share tee hee!

  4. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Wonderful! I couldn’t think of anything aside from a screwdriver at first with that orange vodka…though mixing with some limeade might be nice!

  5. Great step by step instructions and beautiful photos. I am a martini girl but always wanted to try a mojito, I think I will be trying these at our next party! Thanks for sharing!

  6. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Martinis can be delicious, I am a fan of the dirty martini with lots of extra olives…but I LOVE a mojito!

  7. I have got to try that watermelon mojito! It’s only 10 am, but it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Yum!

  8. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    It absolutely is 5:00 somewhere! But, maybe a watermelon Mojito would go nicely with some brunch!!

  9. Maren Says:

    I love mojitos and I can’t wait to try the watermelon and orange ones you’ve posted. Your pictures are amazing, they look like you clipped ’em out of Food & Wine Magazine. Glad you’re back to blogging 🙂

  10. Mine NEVER turn out as good as the restaurants! I’ll give your recipe a try!

  11. Your watermelon mojito is my favorite choice!

  12. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Mine never did either, so I would never make Mojitos at home…till the 4th of July came about and I was tasked with the job of providing them specifically! Husband and I practiced and practiced the weekend before…now I am a pro…

    The orange one might need some tweaking, but it’s still pretty good!

  13. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    It’s a lot of fun. Only wish we had better pictures of that one…it was sort of a last-minute experiment.

  14. fooddreamer Says:

    Good to see you ladies on Foodbuzz again. And I adore a good mojito…I’d try any one of these. Or all of them, preferably!

  15. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Good to be back, thanks! Have fun, fooddreamer!

  16. Jason Phelps Says:

    Step back!!! Summer cocktails on display.

    Jason

  17. Chef Dennis Says:

    I love that watermelon mojito!! I would definitely love to sample a few of those!

  18. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    They are good! We just wish we had some better pictures of the watermelon one!

  19. Now we’re talk’n! They must serve these in Heaven!!


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