Mojito is one of the most famous cocktails, or at least one of the best known. There is something that makes it very special, because it has a lot of flavor, it is very sweet and also the peppermint that it calls for makes it have a very rich aroma.Jump to recipe
We are, little by little, making more and more cocktail recipes on the blog, and the truth is that we love this one, because it is one of our all time favorites. Now, as with almost everything, when it comes to cocktails, everyone likes something different. There are those who prefer them sweet, like me, or those who prefer them with chili to make them spicy, more salty, bitter or acidic.
In the case of the mojito, it is a sweet cocktail with an acid touch because it has lemon, which is citric. Now the base of this drink is white rum, which is mixed with soda or lemon flavored soda, sugar, lemon and mint, and I love the result.
Now, we know that when it comes to distillates, many people have a preference for one in specific. There are those who prefer gin, or always ask for tequila, or whiskey. This, above all, affects a lot when the type of alcohol in the drink is very noticeable, but precisely one of the best things about a mojito is that the flavor of the rum is hardly noticeable. You know it’s there but you don’t notice it too much, and that’s the part I like the most.
There is nothing better than taking the time to make cocktails surrounded by family and/or friends. It’s fun because it becomes an activity to do together, everyone learns a little bit about how to make it and also ends up having a drink together, which is great.
If you like this recipe, you have to check out our Hugo cocktail, which is probably my favorite cocktail, personally.
- 1/2 C (4 fl oz) (120 ml) white rum
- 1/4 C (2 fl oz ) (60 ml) natural lime juice
- 2 tbsp (1 fl oz) (30 ml) simple syrup, or 2 tbsp (30 ml) water + 2 (30 gr) white sugar
- Ice, for cocktails (small size) enough quantity
- Soda, enough quantity
- Slices of lime (dor decorating), optional
- To make the simple syrup (if not available), place the water with the sugar in a small saucepan and bring to medium heat. Cook for about 1 minute until the sugar dissolves and a very thin syrup forms. Let it cool completely before using.
- For the mojito, place some mint in the bottom of a cocktail glass or wherever you are going to mix the drink and crush it using a cocktail muddler or a spoon, so that the mint infuses well with the drink.
- Add the rum, lemon juice and simple syrup to the shaker glass, cover it and then mix or shake vigorously, holding the glass with both hands and moving up and down.
- Take two glasses, fill them halfway with ice and pour half of the rum mixture into each one. Add soda to taste and garnish with more mint leaves and lemon slices if desired.