Monday, November 25, 2013

Mojito

The mojito is a perfect blend of rum, lime and mint leaves.




The Monday of Thanksgiving week is finally here......or should I say, "Is it here ALREADY?!?!".  


This year we are heading to my uncles for Thanksgiving and we are bringing vegetables (trying out a new recipe tonight to see if it's a winner for Turkey Day).  The next day we are doing to my Mother-in-laws house to celebrate Thanksgiving with her and and my Sister-in-law and our nieces and nephew.  


We are bringing my mashed potatoes (awesome recipe, email me if you want it!!) and our artichoke dip.....oh and our deep fryer so that we can deep fry the turkey!  


Honestly I love splitting up Thanksgiving into two days, it gives us quality time with each side of the family and we don't have that "rushed" feeling of having to be somewhere else.


I received a muddler in the mail from Arctic Chill (stay tuned for a review coming up shortly) and decided what better way put it to use then to make a Mojito.......plus it was the only muddled cocktail I could think of off the top of my head.


I have had a mojito before.......wasn't a big fan.  


I have tried a raspberry mojito quite a few years back and remember liking it though......so maybe I need a flavor in my mojito for me to really enjoy it.  


I was on a mission to find a mojito recipe......wow there are quite a few different ones out there so I decided to have a go at it myself.  


I made one......didn't like it.......dumped it.  


I made another one and thought it was OK.  


Then I put it aside and started doing a couple things, sat back down here to blog about it, tried it again and I have to say now that it has been sitting here for a little bit (getting a "little" watered down by the ice), it's not bad!  I like it more now.



Here is a photo of the end result:

Mojito, mint leaves, lime wedges, lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, club soda


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Mojito, mint leaves, lime wedges, lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, club soda



Here is my recipe for a mojito:

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce club soda

In a cocktail glass, drop in your 4 mint leaves and 1 of your lime wedges.  Muddle them up well.  Next put in the simple syrup and muddle that all together again.  Pour in the rum and stir everything together then fill the glass with ice.  Top it off with the club soda and give it a quick stir.



Here is to a new muddler and a mojito!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

4 comments:

  1. I've never been a mojito fan - maybe the trick is letting it water down! I'll have to try it, although I only have a wooden muddler - it's not very often used though, so it shouldn't leave debris in my drink :)

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  2. I love Mojitos. Suggest you make it in a TALL glass: Muddle 8 to 10 mint leaves, 3/4 to 1 ounce simple syrup and three lime wedges. Add 2 ounces of Bacardi, add ice, and top it off with club soda. You've got it right when the rum, sugar, mint and lime flavors all dance together in your mouth. Sometimes I add a few fresh blueberries when they're in season but I don't like to make the tast of this drink overly complicated.

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    1. Great, Thank You! Yum, blueberries sound delicious in there too! Cheers =)

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