Mojito Cocktails

What could be a better friendship firestarter than the classic cocktail, the Mojito?

What is not to love about cuban rum, fresh mint leaves, Tahitian limes, sugar syrup , soda water, shaken and stirred, served in a glass tumbler with ice cubes?

The post is dedicated to my favourite cocktail, a drink I think I was first introduced to in Lagos, Portugal at a beach bar called Bahia. This literally was a beach bar, an old shack was turned into a make shift watering hole , you literally sat on the sand and drank the afternoon away. Perfect.

Bahia Bar, Lagos, Portugal

In researching for this post, I stumbled across Bahia’s website. I was in Portugal in 2001, when the bar was literally a shack, and one that was falling apart at the seams. I have fond memories of drinking on the verandah and the palm leaf roof collapsing  on my head as I enjoyed my afternoon drink with friends. Times have clearly changed…the website details that the shack came down in 2003 and in its place an a architecturally designed beach bungalow has been erected. But back to my focus on Mojitos…for it was a Bahia on a balmy Sunday afternoon drinking sessions that I first treated myself to a Mojito…just one ( for I was a backpacker and on money rashions). It was the beginning of a life long love affair with lime, rum and mint….

Summer 2011-2012 has been devoted to Mojito making….Armed with a bottle of Barcadi and all the essential ingredients to make this fun-loving summer cocktail, I turn up at birthdays and Christmas/New Years Eve events to spread the lime and mint goodness. The cocktail just oozes summer fun and if it helps to ignite the party vibe, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be in the kitchen, mixing up the mojito brew.

So to inspire readers, make you and your friends a drink, a mojito, sit back and let summer take care of the rest!!

Check out the Bacardi Rum Website for step by step instructions on how to make Mojito’s:

Bacardi Rum Mojito Recipe

Or follow this receipe, taken from the About.com website

The mojito was born in Havana, Cuba. There are many variations of the drink. This recipe calls for the five customary ingredients of mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime, and club soda. If you are throwing a Havana or Cuban theme party, plan on serving these fashionable yet traditional mojitos.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 lime (for juicing)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 60mls white rum
  • 90 mls club soda
  • 1 sprig of mint (for garnishing)
  • crushed ice

Preparation:

1. Put the mint leaves into a colins glass and squeeze the lime juice over them.
2. Add the powdered sugar and then muddle the mint, lime juice and sugar together. Add crushed ice.
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alex
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 07:20:18

    have you ever tried a hibicus mojito? buy one of those hibicus flower jars and put one flower in with your limes….. soooooooooo delicious!

    Reply

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