- Give me your best Mojito recipes
We like a good pre-dinner drink here at BigJohn Towers. Favourites include Caipirinha, Margarita, Bloody Mary, G&T and Tio Fino.
But we've never got the hang of making a decent Mojito, although we've loved them in foreign bars. Maybe it's the soda water. We never usually have it in the house and have to get it in specially but it seems to spoil the drink. Can you use tonic instead?
Anyway, let's have your perfect recipes.Posted 9 years ago
I make them all the time in summer people tell me they are good.
Lime cordial and fresh limes
Brown sugar (Demerera is what I use)
Fresh mint leaves.
So in a jug put say 1 cup of white rum
put around 3 tablespoons of the sugar in the cup and dissolve with hot water (use as little water as you can) then add to the jug
Put around a 1/4 cup of lime cordial in the jug (you'd think fresh limes would be better but people seem to prefer the cordial)
Mash the mint leaves up in your hands, you don't want to shred them just help the goodness out, and add to the jug. Mix all that up.
Then add lots of crushed ice and finally top up with around 3 cups soda.
Serve and garnish with a qtr lime and a mint leaf.Posted 9 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
Tonic is totally different form soda water so it wouldn't be a suitable substitute.
Can't you get those diddy Schweppes cans then they stay fresh for as long as you need.
That's what I do with tonic water for G&Ts when I go through a phase* of liking them.
*When someone has brought me a bottle of the export strength (47%) stuff back from oversees (for some reason it isn't available in the UK 🙁 )Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
I guess the recipie is always the same – spcied rum, limes, mint, sugar, soda water top; but my top tips are to use lots of crushed ice and only a small top up of soda water. It's just there to add a little volume.
As ever, fresh limes and fresh mint are imperative. Also if you can get hold of Havana Club or another premium quality gold/spiced rum, rather than just bacardi, that will make a big difference IMO.
Mojitos are a pain in the ass the make but worth the effort as you've already found out.Posted 9 years ago
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