Classic Summer Cocktail: Mojito

October 16, 2021

A refreshing and delicious cocktail: Mojito Recipe. Try this rum-based cocktail now.

The mojito is one of the most popular cocktails of all time. Fresh mint, rum, lime juice, soda and sugar are all you need for this refreshing cocktail. You can make summer evenings more fun with the Mojito Cocktail. Try our practical and delicious fresh mint flavored Mojito recipe that you can prepare for yourself or your loved ones. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %95
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 10 mins

Tips

  • Use fresh mint. If the mint looks wilted, soak in ice water for 10 minutes.
  • Be careful not to tear the mint leaves. This causes the bitterness of the stem to pass into the drink.
  • As you add the mint to the mixture, gently whisk it between your hands to release the mint flavor and oils. Then put it in your drink with the top of the branch just above the surface.
  • You can make the drink with a cocktail shaker. You can also use a muddle or wooden spoon.
  • Do not over shake the cocktail mix. Otherwise, the minty flavor and texture may become bitter.
  • Adjust the recipe to your taste. You can reduce the amount of rum to reduce the alcohol content according to your desire.
  • You can use honey syrup or agave syrup instead of white sugar.
  • If you want a sweeter drink, you can increase the amount of sugar. If you want to make a sugar-free cocktail, remove the sugar completely.
  • You can use the sprigs of mint for decoration.
  • A clear, light or white rum known as blanco is used to make mojitos. Bacardi, El Dorado 3 Years, Plantation 3 Stars or Flor de CaƱa are some of the best rums.
  • Use fresh lemon juice.
  • Pour the drink over the club soda. This allows the soda water to drain evenly through the beverage.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Muddle the mint lightly. Place it under the cocktail shaker and let it release its aroma and scented oils.
  2. Then add the mint and sugar to the cocktail bowl. Shake it 5-10 times.
  3. Add the rum and lime juice and mix gently to let the sugar dissolve. Add the ice to the mixture and shake vigorously 10-15 times.
  4. For a mojito, fill a wide-mouth or tall glass with ice. Then add the soda.
  5. Strain the mixture in the blender into the glass.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint, then serve it.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mojito
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0.4%
Total Fat 0.3 g0.4%
Sodium 50 mg2.2%
Protein 1.4 g2.8%
Potassium 220 mg4.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What is a Mojito?

Mojito is an alcoholic cocktail of traditional Cuban origin. It began to be used as a medicinal tonic in the 16th century.

It has been popular in the USA since the late 1980s, the Mojito is now a popular cocktail all over the world. The mojito is traditionally made with five ingredients: rum, sugar, lime, soda and mint.

What Is the Best Rum for Mojitos?

Mojito is one of my favorite rum cocktails. It is traditionally made with white rum, sugar, limes, mint and soda. Avoid using spiced rum as an alternative to white rum. Spices can reduce the freshness and flavor of mint and lemon. Some of the best white rum brands are Bacardi Silver Rum, Appleton White Rum, Havana Club Anejo Blanco Rum etc.

How To Make Mojito Without A Cocktail Shaker?

If you don't have a cocktail shaker to prepare a mojito cocktail, you can use a muddler. First of all, prepare the materials. In a highball glass, add sugar, mint leaves and some soda. Stir the ingredients with the stir stick to increase the mint flavor and dissolve the sugar. Then squeeze 2 half-lime lemons into the glass. Add the rum and mix the ingredients well. Add ice cubes to the glass. Add the remaining soda on top. Serve with mint sprigs and lime wedges.

What To Serve With Mojito?

Rum-based cocktails like the Mojito go perfectly with seafood. It is also compatible with chicken meat. It can be served with Cuban and Mexican dishes in general.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Mojitos:

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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