Recipe: Monster Mojito

11 Feb

It is mint.

Well, I don’t know about you… but the morning after the night before regularly makes me think “Oh no  mojitos!!” as I stumble through my hungover, cloudy mind steeped in sludge and try and fathom the tipping point from sanity into debauchery. Between the last tube home and the nightbus. Between just a cheeky pint and “drinks are on me everybody!”… And that moment, almost inevitably, involves my first sip of a damn good mojito.

This recipe was roadtested at the weekend and it works:

To buy:

*A big bunch of mint, muddled not mashed-up too hard   *Fresh lime   *3 big teaspoons of sugar   *As nice as you like it White Rum   *Soda water   *Crushed ice

To make:

1. You can do this – thankfully – very easily. Muddle the fresh mint in a cocktail shaker, add the sugar and heaps of freshly squeezed lime juice. 

2. I would add a very generous glug of rum but do it to taste.

3. Chuck in your sugar and give it a stir and a shake. 

4. Add some crushed ice and pour into four highballs.

5. Top up with soda water and more mint if you desire.

Really very simple and evokes Cuba and party-samba-beats in an instant. Just beware… naughtiness may ensue.. you have been warned!


2 Responses to “Recipe: Monster Mojito”

  1. Josh February 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    Needs way more than three spoons of sugar added at the muddling stage. for goodness sake.

  2. Haitchjg February 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    Can only be made by men obviously!! Works better with a real \Muddler tho….happy supping!!

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