Summer brings loads of fun in the form of Sunday brunches, picnics, poolside parties and lazy afternoons on the balconies. A perfect brew to accompany any of these activities is the sunny, refreshing, cool and tangy Mojito.
A Classic cocktail that consists of five ingredients: White rum, brown sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. Bring a delicious tropical twist to it by adding slices of ripe tangerine or juicy pineapples.
It’s a traditional Cuban drink with a potent kick of rum. The original version uses spearmint/ Yerba Buena (a local mint) and sugarcane and a crude form of rum also called as “aguardiente” – fiery water! Many versions have followed such as:
- English Mojito, which uses gin instead of rum
- Mojito Royale, which uses Champagne instead.
- The popular lychee Mojito of Hong Kong
- The grassy tequila Mojito of Mexico.
Choose your favourite style and indulge in one of the most popular highballs this summer.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- ½ lime cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1½ ounces white rum
- ½ cup sparkling water/ club soda
AND NOW THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE IT:
In a glass place the mint leaves, 1 lime wedge and using a muddler crush the mint leaves and lime to release the mint oil and juices. Add more lime wedges, slices of tangerine/ pineapple; muddle again to release the juices. Slide in some crushed ice till the top. Pour the rum and then the sparkling water to arrive at the grand finale of colors and bursting flavors.
Refreshing to the senses, enjoy this tropical delight as you savor it till the last drop!