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My My Mojito September 4, 2010

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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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