Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stylish Drinks for Summer Nights: Mojitos my way

August is just around the corner and with heat and humidity rising up we got to get ready
for those steamy August evenings and nights, right!. And my answer to that -- 
well ... it is a great Mojito. Yep! Ask anyone from Miami or Cuba or Puerto Rico and you will 
universally get an approving nod.


The grand daddy to your current day mojito, legend says, is the old Cuban El Draque, a potent mix of unaged crude rum known as aguardiente, sugar, lime, and mint, which was apparently a favorite on the island in the late nineteenth century. With Americans making the island a favorite getaway in the early 40s and 50s of the 20th Century the cocktail got refined and fuzzed up and voila! 

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This Cuban staple has become uber popular and for good reason. It's a fresh, refreshing simple drink that goes down supper easy on a summer night. But keep an eye on your consumption because it can get to your head fast. 

Here is a mojitos recipe my way: 

12 mint leaves 
1/2 a lime
1 teaspoon superfine sugar 
2 ounces white rum 
club soda 

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In a highball glass,  crush the mint leaves and the sliced lime wedges with a muddler or the back of a spoon to release the oils of the mint. Add the sugar. Now I like my mojitos less sweet, so add extra sugar to taste. Fill the glass with ice. Poor over the rum and top with club soda. Stir well to mix the suggar in. Garnish with lime wedge and a few sprigs of mint. Makes 1 servings but multiply and you can get a pitcher. Enjoy!

Mojito recipe my way

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