Summer is finally here! It’s the perfect time of the year for going to the beach, having a pool party, a good ole fashioned backyard barbecue, or just a refreshing beverage on a hot night with all of your friends. Serving up the perfect Mojito will be sure to impress anyone that’s thirsty.
Not sure what a Mojito is? It’s a traditional Cuban cocktail. Mojitos have become pretty trendy here in the U.S. over the past few years. To make an original Mojito, you really only need five simple ingredients. These are white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint leaves.
Today’s post will teach you how to make one of the best Mojitos that would leave even a native of Cuba impressed with your skills. We’ve geared this recipe up to make 10 servings. After all, it’s never good to drink alone.
This recipe really only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and is generally ready to serve in 10 minutes.
100 – fresh mint leaves
5 – limes, cut into 4 wedges
1-1/4 – cups white sugar, or to taste
10 – cups ice cubes
1-3/4 – cups and 2 tablespoons white rum
5 – cups club soda
First, line up your glasses in two rows. Make sure you use somewhat sturdy glasses. Next place 10 mint leaves and 1 lime wedge in each glass. Use something to muddle and crush the mint leaves and lime together. This will release the mint oils and lime juice. Now you’ll need to add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar. Muddle again to release more lime juice.
Don’t strain this mixture, instead fill your glass with ice until it’s almost full. Add the rum, and fill the remainder of the glass with the club soda. Stir everything together and taste. Add more sugar if needed and garnish with a lime wedge.
Raleigh Caterers Pro Tip: Granulated sugar sometimes does not mix well. We suggest making a simple syrup with 1 part sugar 1 part water. Combine, and bring to a boil. To really jazz it up, add 10 or so mint leaves, and half a lime into the pot and let this mixture simmer for about 20 minutes. You now have a fantastic mojito syrup to enjoy instead of using regular sugar. You can even make enough of this to store in your refrigerator ahead of time.
If you really want to get fancy, buy some real sugarcane and slice it up and serve as a garnish. Your guests can use these to muddle their own mint leaves.
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(Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-real-mojito/?scale=10&ismetric=0)