Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails. So simple to make, but I have had some mojitos that I have sent back in very well known bars. It shouldn’t be a mystery to make a really good cocktail, but sometimes it is really difficult to make a good cocktail. If you have never had a mojito this is a refreshing drink made with fresh mint, rum, lime, and ice. Looking for a way to cool off, a mojito is the way you want to go.
In reality this is one of the easier cocktails to drink. Living in Houston, the summers are brutal, and you want a cocktail that is going to be refreshing, and light. Mojitos are the way to go. This is a cocktail that I often order, it doesn’t take a particularly skilled bar tender to make this cocktail, but it does take someone with a few fresh ingredients. You can make an outstanding Mojito at home, without having graduated from Coyote Ugly school of bar-tending.
This recipe is from my friend, Lee. He and his wife are known for their wonderful pool parties, where Lee dutifully tends bar. This year’s pool party brought us mojitos, avocado margaritas, and a few other tasty drinks. There have been bar tending classes, and much sampling across the US for the perfect mojito, and I think you have it here.
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You can make a great tasting mojito in the comfort of your own home.
- 2 ounces of Simple Syrup
- 2 ounces club soda
- 2 ounces of white rum
- One Lime
- 5-6 fresh peppermint leaves
Muddle the mint in the bottom of the mixing glass, then squeeze the juice of the lime into a mixing glass. Put the squeezed lime parts into the drinking or serving glass. In the measuring glass add the rum, simple syrup, and club soda. Pour the mix into the mixing glass and stir all the ingredients together. Next, pour the contents of the mixing glass into drinking glass. Top off the drinking glass with ice, and you may garnish with a sprig or mint or two.
Recipe by Lee E.
To make simple syrup add one part sugar, to one part hot water, and mix well. You can make this ahead of time, it will store well in the refrigerator for several weeks.
I highly recommend actually measuring the ingredients. Drinks come out radically better when you measure the contents. My personal drink disaster, while wasn't a disaster had me creating sangria with about triple the liquor that was required.Print Recipe