It’s invigorating and fancy to look at. It’s a very simple drink to make and it’s great tasting. Well, you might be thinking of Mojitos and you’re right. This refreshing drink has a long history and roots in Cuba before moving into the life of today’s social drinkers. You may see the need to add a little of your own twist to the drink and that’s fine as long as you know the importance of the basic ingredients and technique to make one. Creating your basic Mojito calls for technique-perfected mix of rum, lime, sugar cane juice, mint leaves and a splash of soda along with the skill of muddling. Muddlers are useful tools to help mash the leaves, fruit and a little liquid in a glass to release their aromatic properties.
If you’re looking to mix the best Mojitos out there, you have to know these simple tips. First, you have to look for rum that is lighter since lime and mint works best with the lighter ones. Second, pick out the freshest ingredients and put a good amount of mint leaves to mix a great one. Third, crushed ice is better and use the widest end of the muddler to mash a variety of your chosen fruits, vegetables and other ingredients. It’s also important to know the ratio of lime juice to your syrup as this can dictate the taste. If you get all this right then you’re good to go.
There are so many Mojito drinks that you can do. You can mix a Cosmojito where you can muddle 3 wedges of lime, mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup at the bottom of the glass and fill it with crushed ice. Then you can add 1 1/2 ounce of rum, Alize red passion, cranberry juice and a little club soda to complete the mix. Or you can also do a mango Mojito where you can add 2 and a quarter ounce of mango-infused rum after the ingredients are muddled along with club soda. To make your own rum infused with mango, you can combine 2 mangoes, a piece of ginger and 3 types of rum and leave the mix in the fridge for about a week. Another recipe you can try is the Razz Mojito which uses 2 ounce of Bacardi Razz rum as soon as the lime, brown sugar, mint leaves and raspberries are muddled well. Don’t completely mashed the raspberries and add crushed ice before shaking the mix lightly and serve the glass to your waiting hands or your waiting guests.