Mojito

1 Nov

Aaaaand it’s Movember! The time where men all over the world start sporting the beginnings of soon-to-be epic moustaches in the name of charity and men’s health awareness. Get educated, stay healthy.


As a mo sista and unable to sport a mo myself, I dedicate Mojito November to the men in my life. I will be taking you through a Mojito series this month. It’s gonna be so much fun! And so much yum 🙂

Before we start, here’s a little background on the Mojito. Dating back to the 19th century, it’s said that the mojito was actually a drink created by and for the slaves of the sugar cane plantations in Cuba. Apparently, the use of lime, mint and sugar were to mask the strong unpleasant taste of the rums of that time. The true origins of the Mojito are still up for debate but fear not, we won’t be getting into that here. One fun fact of this brief history lesson is that the Mojito was Ernest Hemingway’s favourite cocktail. (That is one fine looking gentleman in a mo.)

Ernest Hemingway

Alright then, on with the mixing! What you’ll need to make a Mojito is rum, mint leaves, sugar, soda water, and ice.

Mojito - What You Need

F&N Soda Water; Bacardi Gold Rum; Lime; Sugar; Mint Leaves

The Recipe:
1 handful mint leaves
½ lime (cut into 4 wedges), deseed
2 sachet white sugar
2 shots rum
Soda water
Ice cubes

Let’s begin! Place the handful of mint leaves, 3 lime wedges and sugar into a sturdy glass.

Mojito - Put Into Glass

In goes the mint leaves, lime and sugar

Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime. The use of sugar actually helps to release the mint oils and lime juice. You’ll know you’re on the right track when the mint leaves start releasing a minty fragrance. Keep muddling until the mint leaves turn a darker shade of green and everything is a little squishy and juicy.

Mojito - Muddle

Muddle until mint leaves are a darker shade of green and limp

Once you’re done, fill your glass up with ice. Then, pour the measures of rum over the ice followed by the soda water to top. Give your glass a good stir and serve!

Mojito - Steps

Ice over muddled bits  –  Rum over ice  –  Soda water over rum  –  STIR!

If you followed my instructions, you’ll find that you have an extra wedge of lime. You can use that to garnish your glass. If you’re not the garnishing type then you can opt to just muddle the whole lot of lime at the start. Mojitos are a great way to destress after a hectic work day. It’s the perfect amount of fizz and sour to rejuvenate the mind, and the icy cold chill can carry away all troubles to the next day.

Mojito

A good ol’ original Mojito

See also:

Lychee Mojito

Blueberry Mojito

Kiwi Mojito

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5 Responses to “Mojito”

  1. Arone Tan November 1, 2012 at 21:47 #

    Nice – you make it look much simpler than it really is! Will try it this week with this my girl if she’s free 😉 And hey, Happy Movember! >:})

    • chamchamgirl November 3, 2012 at 23:36 #

      But it is simple 😀 A fun little night time project you could try out. Stay tuned for more Mojitos this month! And a Happy Movember to you, good sir :{)

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