How to make a Mojito!

At your next party serve up a classic Mojito, or try a variation on the classic. Here are a few ideas on how to mix a perfect Mojito.

The Classic Mojito. This is the official cocktail of Cuba!

1 1/2oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 tsp. Sugar
3-4 Mint Leaves
Club Soda

Combine lime juice, mint and sugar in a Collins or highball glass.
Stir gently to bruise the mint.
Fill glass 3/4 with ice.
Add the rum.
Top with soda (for variation, try using 7up, Sprite or Ginger Ale instead of soda). Stir well.

 Blueberry Mojito
1 oz White rum 
1 oz Giffard Blueberry liquor 
mint 
lime juice 
7-up 
fresh or frozen blueberrie s. 

Strawberry Mojito:

Ingredients:

3-4 leaves of Mint

2 Strawberries

1 1/2 oz Rum (non spiced, white)

1 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (or 1 Tablespoon of Superfine Sugar)

3 oz Lime Juice (Key limes, if available.)

Club Soda

1 Sprig of Mint to Garnish

Directions:

  1. Muddle the Mint leaves and strawberries together in a highball glass.
  2. Fill the Glass with ice.
  3. Pour in 1 shot (about 1 1/2 oz) of white rum. You may double the rum if you like! ;)
  4. Pour in the Lime Juice and Simple Syrup.
  5. Top off with Club soda and give it a stir.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve. 
     

Bonito - Jito

Ingredients and Directions:

  •  1 part vodka
  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 11 blueberries
  • ½ part fresh lime juice

 

  1. Muddle (crush) the mint, blueberries, brown sugar, and lime juice into a glass.
  2. Add Vodka and ice to nearly fill the glass.
  3. Place a cocktail shaker over the glass and shake thoroughly.
  4. Top off the glass with sparkling water.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaf.

Enjoy the classic Mojito or any of these variations at your next cocktail hour!

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