Our good friend Doug got us hooked on mojitos awhile back and we can’t thank him enough! We are tequila happy folks but mojitos provide a good alternative when your watching Pirates of the Caribbean, you just feel like switching it up a bit, or in the really bad scenario when you’ve run out of tequila. Thank you Doug because we now love mojitos! Why do we call it the mojito de mosquito? Maybe because it rhymes or maybe because enough rum seems keeps mosquitoes away.
Mojitos are refreshing and perfect for sitting on the back porch or patio on a summer day. But just like margaritas, mojitos can be a bad experience if you’re at a restaurant not known for good cocktails and fresh ingredients. They may be a little labor intensive so it’s understandable that many bartenders don’t like making them. Consequently, many mojitos taste like a ready-to-pour syrupy mix of sugar water and lime extract, gross!
Let’s cut to the chasing lime. Here’s how to make the perfect mojito:
Another Recipe for the Best Mojito
Because mojito-loving folks are always on the lookout for new recipes we’ve added this variation which happens to be even a little easier to prepare.
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1 teaspoon simple syrup
1 ounce of fresh squeezed lime
6-8 large mint leaves
Give the mint leaves a little rub between your fingers and add the above ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.
Pour the contents of the shaker (including the ice) into your glass and fill with club soda.