What’s better than one jug of mojito? TWO JUGS OF MOJITO. Simple really! Rob whipped us up a few last night as a pre dinner, pre fishing cocktail and I was reminded of how good they are. Mint, limes, white rum, sugar, ice and soda…summer in a glass!
Mojitos (to make a decent jug that serves 6)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Bunch of mint
The thing about cocktails is that you go my feel – rather than precise measurements. And the thing about THIS method is that you get to taste as you go along. Too sweet? Add some more lime juice and booze. Too limey? Add some more sugar syrup. And booze. Whatever the case, be liberal with the booze. It’s holiday time!
Similar to how I made the syrup for the Vodka rosemary cocktail here you can make a simple sugar syrup and replace the sprigs of rosemary with ripped mint leaves and leave them to steep. The flavour will infuse and add an even better element to the syrup.
Into a jug muddle a few limes cut in half with some mint leaves. Use the pestle from a mortar & pestle or a rolling pin…anything will do. Give them a good bash. Add some sugar syrup and stir. Check your balances by taste. Add in a heap of ice, then the white rum (bacardi) and more mint leaves. Give it a good stir, pour and demolish.
Remember in this hot summer weather it’s important to keep your fluids up. This helps. Enjoy!
What have you been drinking these past few days?
Cocktails? Wine? Champagne?
What’s on the menu drink wise for tomorrow night?