01.01.2003 -beverage - cocktail
Mojito (cocktail Cuba)
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A truly national Cuban drink
, this is a very refreshing cocktail
which will have you dancing the salsa all night long. This recipe attempts to faithfully duplicate the Mojito as it is served in Cuba, in old Havana, where I've imbibed liters of it. »
For 1 glass:
- 3 1/3 tbsp (5 cl) rum ideally añejo (3 year old Havana Club)
- 1 tsp cane sugar
- Juice of ½ lime
- 4 peppermint, mint leaves ("hierba buena"),
- Seltzer water or soda water
- Crush mint leaves in mortar
- Place crushed mint leaves in glass
- Add lemon, sugar and a few drops of angostura and stir.
- Fill glass halfway with crushed ice
- Add rum and mix
- Top off glass with seltzer water
- Serve in tall glass with a tiny mint leaf for decoration
- Some barmen blend the ice glaze and mint in the blender for a finer texture. The cane sugar can also be partially replaced with golden syrup but not all of it, because I find the charm of this cocktail comes from crunching on those little sugar crystals.
- There's a version where you replace the seltzer water with champagne.
- The world of cocktails is very rich, leading you to the far corners of the world. Let me invite you on a little trip into the world of cocktails.
Learn about an easy version from Mojito on the papilles et pupilles blog (tasting and seeing blog)
- Watch this video on comme1chef.com which gives step by step directions for preparing your Mojito
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