The Real Mojito Recipe
Considered Cuba's national drink, this lime and rum cocktail is a favorite with pirates, swashbucklers, and colorful characters in the Caribbean and beyond.
This recipe is almost the same as the one we use at my bar. We use simple syrup (equal parts sugar in the raw and water, boiled down) instead of granulated sugar because it mixes with more ease. We also just muddle one half of a lime with the mint (exactly 11 leaves), add ice, measure your rum (we use 2 ounces) and simple syrup, then shake that bad boy to death. Pour into a glass, and top with a splash of soda water. These are crazy popular at my bar. We also garnish these with a stick of sugar cane, but that is strictly for aesthetics. Annoying to make, but so good.
I think that the proportions are a bit off in this recipe -- my guests added quite a bit more limes and sugar to make the pitu palatable. A tip we discovered: if you're getting lazy crushing limes (and who doesn't after drinking a few?), add a tablespoon of lime juice and save some time.
This is my favorite cocktail ever!! I tend to use more mint-and lime- alot more-- also we like turbinado sugar (Sugar in the Raw)instead of white- it has a bit of a brown sugar edge to it that mixes great with the lime. Thanks so much for this recipe.
Refreshing and absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
it was really good. I didn't have any club soda at home so I used ginger ale and it still came out delicious!
Yumminess.... Made it for 6 and should have made double!! Big hit.
YUM YUM. The only thing I did different was to use honey because I can't have disaccharides. If you don't have rum, you can use vodka!!!