ReFRESHing Drink – Mojito’s Anyone!

ThisΒ is a freshly made Mojito and an extremely refreshing drink and with this heat wave we are ‘enjoying’ in Ontario one of these delicious drinks would go down very easily right now. The heat today has been an amazing 28Β°C and its only the 12 May, so I thought of this drink instantly for the weekly photo challenge that I participate in.

The drink in the plastic cup was made in Cayo Coco, Cuba and the Cubans have this cocktail down to a fine art. I have tried making one myself but it’s just not the same; probably because there is no sun, white sand and beautiful blue water to go with it!

Ahhhh a mojito πŸ™‚

The reason I love this drink is because it is not sweet like most cocktails. It does have a small amount of sugar in it, I hasten to add, and here is the recipe if you are interested in trying one for yourself.

Teaspoon sugar (but you can add more if you prefer or use syrup
Lime Juice (half a lime)
Fresh mint
Dash of Angostura bitters (optional)
Club Soda or Sparkling Water
White rum (single or double shot, up to you)

You put the sugar, lime juice and mint in a glass and then mush it together with a muddler, or the back of a spoon will work just as well if you don’t have the fancy bar tools. This brings out the flavour of the mint and stirs in the sugar.

Then add the rum and ice and top up your glass withΒ club soda or sparkling water for a wonderful refreshing drink. You can add an extra sprig of mint for decoration if you are entertaining or feel so inclined.

Enjoy and stay frosty!


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47 Responses

  1. elizz

    hi pennie.. i also love this cocktail.. well i used to like cuba libre but mojito is much better.. i couldn’t make it from scratch and it’s good that bacardi has a bottled mojito..

    • Penelope

      Hey Eliizz, I have tried the barcardi mojito and I have to say it’s not bad and does save the hassle of having to make it yourself. However, it’s not quite the same as the real thing and sometimes when something takes a lot of effort to make, I actually appreciate it more. Plus, you don’t drink so many….LOL!

    • Penelope

      My mum was telling me how hot it was over there now, after a pretty lousy start to summer. I only wish you could drink Mojito’s all day, but alas that would not be good LOL!

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    Lovely contribution Pennie and now I have the recipe, thank you!

  3. mrscarmichael

    now you know how much I love a mojito (included one in mine as well) and BTW in Barcelona they offer 2 ways of making one without the sugar!

    • Penelope

      Without sugar great, I am going to have to look for that recipe. Do you have a link or do you know it yourself?

    • mrscarmichael

      No, so sorry it was on the menu in a couple of bars I went to in Barcelona (home to the perfect mojito).

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  5. viveka

    Could I order two for my balcony this afternoon, please. Brilliant shot. It screams freshness and refreshing.

    • Penelope

      Thanks Viveka and I’ll make that order for three as I think I’ll join you πŸ™‚

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    • Penelope

      Thanks Tina, my daughter loves a Cosmo and I have to say that I have drank a few in my time. Please tell your brother that he has great taste πŸ™‚

    • Penelope

      LOL, I definitely wouldn’t drink one until I was done for the day, then it wouldn’t matter πŸ™‚

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    • 2812 photography

      I’ve got the recipe, I just have to get the ingredients together. When I do, I’ll let you know!

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