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Mint Condition: 4 Ways to Perfect Your Mojito Making Skills

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 1, 2017 5:09:30 PM

mojitoAre you looking to up your mojito-making skills? The classic Cuban highball is a summer favorite for a reason. It's refreshing. And, it's pretty simple to make. You don't need to tell your guests that part, but there are a few tips we'd like to share to help you impress your friends and let you kick back with mojito in hand. You may want to reach for a cigar as well.

There are simply FOUR things to keep in mind when creating this magic. It's all about quality.

  • Rum
  • Sugar
  • Lime
  • Mint

Here's what you need to know about those simple, yet crucial ingredients.

Rum: Most agree that the best rum for a mojito is a white rum, also known as silver or blanc. You want a light, crisp drink. Try these:

Sugar: You could use a simple syrup; however, if you have ultrafine baker's sugar on hand, you can skip that step and get back to the cocktail. It's a super fine pure cane sugar you can find in the baking aisle at your local grocery store. It dissolves fast. Perfect!

Lime: Fresh! If bottled lime juice is all you have, head to the store! Fresh limes will be worth the trip. Tip: Roll the lime before cutting.

Mint: Fresh! Summer is always better with a bounty of fresh mint, pick it or buy it but don't skip it.

The only Mojito recipe you need

  • 1 ounce mint leaves, torn in half
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces white rum
  • 1 teaspoon extra-fine granulated sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 4 ounces club soda

Muddle (crush with a pestle) the mint with the lime juice in the bottom of a tall cocktail glass. Add the rum, sugar, crushed ice and soda. Cover and shake, and uncover, serving with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

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