Mojito with a twist, the ideal summer tipple…
When it comes to summer cocktails, there’s nothing like relaxing on a sunny terrace, cocktail in hand, ice clinking against the glass, fresh fruit sending zingy scents tingling up your nose. And when it comes to the classics, sometimes you just want to mix it up. And this is why we have worked with thebar.com, taking the classic mojito and adding a Seen in the City twist. Simply take the recipe below and add in some fresh strawberries and raspberries for a delicious, summery finish. (You can thank us later…)
A bit about the mojito
The mojito is claimed to originate back to another cocktail called the ‘El Draque’ after famous British explorer Francis Drake. This original drink was a blend of sugar cane spirit, lime, sugar and mint, however it was only with the addition of rum and soda that it became the mojito we all know and love today.
Whilst it may look complex to make, it’s actually really simple (and delicious.) You need to do a bit of muddling – squeezing and mashing the ingredients – but the rest of the ingredients can easily be added without shaking, stirring or straining – simple! With the Mojito cocktail being named the most popular cocktail in Great Britain by the Mixed Drink Report in 2014 you know you can’t go wrong…
Captain Morgan® White Rum – 50ml
Soda Water – 1 dash(es)
Caster Sugar – 2tsp
Lime Wedge – 2 wedge(s)
Mint Sprig – 1 spring(s)
Raspberries – 3
Strawberries – 3
Note: 1.9 units of alcohol per serve
1 x tall glass
1 x jigger
1 x muddler
1 x knife
1 x bar spoon
1 x crushed ice
Muddle sugar and lime wedges together in a glass.
Add in the strawberries and raspberries and use a spoon to pestle to crush down and extract the flavours
Pick 12 leaves from a sprig of mint and place in the glass. Press down gently on the mint, together with the sugar and lime.
Add crushed ice so the glass is ¾ full.
Pour in Captain Morgan® White Rum and a dash of soda water.
Stir the mixture thoroughly using a bar spoon until well combined.
Top up with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Please drink responsibly.
Check out thebar.com for lots more delicious cocktail recipes and let us know how you get on in the comments below! Happy mixing!