Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mojito

I figured that it was about time to post a cocktail recipe on here, so I decided to start with my favorite drink: the Mojito! The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball mix drink comprised of mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, rum, tonic water and/or sparkling water.


There are several variations of the Mojito, and adding different fruit flavors is very popular.  This recipe is the basic Mojito, but you can always add different fruit flavored vodkas or rums such as, strawberry, raspberry, mango, and lychee for a different twist!

Mojito Recipe
Ingredients:
-12 mint leaves
-2-4 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
-4-6 tablespoons lime juice
-1 shot of light rum
-Ice
-Tonic water or sparkling water

Directions:
In a tall glass, add mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice.  Muddle the ingredients to help release the oils/flavor of the mint.  Fill glass with ice.  Then, add the rum and top off with tonic water until glass is full.  Mix very well so that all ingredients, especially the sugar, dissolve and blend together.  

Garnish with some slices of lime and a few mint leaves.  Relax and enjoy!

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If you are in the mood for a Mojito but do not have all of the ingredients, there are plenty of restaurants that serve a great Mojito! Here are just a few:

Petit Robert Bistro - Boston, MA
Daedalus - Cambridge, MA
The Cheesecake Factory - Burlington and Cambridge, MA
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