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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Mojito Cocktail

I love the Mint Julep, so I instantly fell in love with this Cuban classic, The Mojito (Moe-HE-toe), which is similar.

The Mojito

1 Tbsp Simple Syrup
4 Mint Leaves
1/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 Oz. White Rum (I use Bacardi)
4 Oz. Club Soda
Crushed Ice

In a cocktail glass Muddle the Mint leaves with the simple syrup (See Note*). Add the lime juice and the Rum, stir well. Cover with Crushed Ice, add the Club Soda, and stir gently, trying to keep the mint leaves on the bottom of the glass. Serve garnished with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

*Note - Simple Syrup is equal parts (by volume) water and sugar, cooked just until the sugar disolves. I make a 1 Cup batch and keep it in a squeeze bottle in the refrigerator.

Makes 1 Cocktail.

Check out my Mint Julep Recipe at New Orleans Cuisine!


At 1:56 PM, Blogger stefoodie said...

hey, what a coincidence! i just happen to have all of these things right now, and i needed to use up the limes! thanks.

At 2:39 AM, Blogger AlohaMa's Kitchen said...

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At 10:51 PM, Blogger grace said...

yay! I've gotta make it right now! its so hot in here! Cheers! Thanks for the post!

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Martin said...

A perfect cool cocktail for hot summer.All the ingredients are easily and readily available in every house. It also takes less preparation time.It can be enjoyed with cigar and food . I prefer to Buy cigars online.


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