30 Cocktails in 30 Days Challenge: Day 1! The mojito
We’re super excited about this challenge and we hope you are too. Over the next thirty thirsty days of June, we’ll be showing you a cocktail a day to get you in the party mood.
And here’s the first, and on a Saturday night too! It’s party time, and what better way to get that party started than a mojito?! A few months ago, we even had a mojito party. It turned out to be a great combination of experimentation, inspiration and alcohol!
There were only a few of us but last minute we decided to get the ingredients for mojitos. Then everyone took it in turns to make their version. Funnily enough, our friend who drinks the least made the best one… I think it was because she was very heavy-handed with the rum!
How to make a mojito
Here’s what you need:
For each drink
- Double measure white rum
- 8-12 leaves fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon fine grain brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar (or just a tablespoon of caster if you don’t have any brown)
- ½ lime cut into segments
- Lots of ice
- Soda water to top up at the end
- Cocktail shaker, measure/jigger, muddler, tall glass, long spoon.
Here’s what you do:
- Put the lime, sugar and mint in the shaker and smash it all up with the muddler.
- Add rum and ice, and stir with the spoon.
- Pour into the glass – my friend added a bit more rum at this point!
- Top up with soda water.
- Serve with a mint sprig and straw!
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